Controlling bamboo by Whitney Adams

Discussion led by Whitney at NEC June meeting, Bristol, Rhode Island

Handouts included:

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/weeds/bamboo.aspx

http://www.bamboogarden.com/barrier%20installation.htm

Methods included:

– removal by hand with tools and machines

– digging trenches to control

– sand-traps to manage rhizome spread

– herbicides

– time of year for best control

To contact Whitney (Groton, CT) –

wradamjr@gmail.com

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