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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 … Continue reading

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Winter hardiness report from Ned Newton

Winter Status of Bamboo at the Newton’s – Westport, Massachusetts October 2014    vs.  Comments under plant name, June 2015 Strikethrough means removing it from collection or death. Name                           … Continue reading

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Bamboo Poles available in CT

From member Paul Carpenter – A gentleman in my town (Easton, CT) almost lost his 30 yr old ½ acre grove this winter. It went down to -19 degrees. He has about 500 22 ft poles, 1.5 diameter mostly, if … Continue reading

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SATURDAY, JUNE 27-  2015 NORTHEAST CHAPTER event! The Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum is an arboretum of 13 hectares (32 acres), located at 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island, mid-way between Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, onBristol Harbor with views … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting of the ABS – October 28-November 1 2015

 Where :   Xalapa, México “Tropical Bamboos for a Better World” Potential Schedule for 2015 ABS Conference, Xalapa, Veracruz, México October 28th Pre-meeting field trip to the El Riscal, a new bamboo plantation and walk in the cloud forest in the … Continue reading

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NEC Meeting June 27, 2015 Join us!

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at this wonderful venue! The gardens will be looking great and the facilities will allow us a nice place to share discussions and lots of conversations. Guest Speaker -to be announced! … Continue reading

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Bamboo presentation for the Pacific Northwest Chapter, January 31, 2015

January 31st, 12:30-2:30 Hoyt Arboretum, Bill DeWeese Classroom, Portland OREGON Presentation Title: Looking into Moso plantations, China I have been working as an independent consultant to commercial companies interested in developing bamboo plantations in the U.S. Most recently, concerns regarding … Continue reading

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NEC Newsletter sent via email today, November 19 – 2014

If any of you out there who are paid members of the Northeast Chapter of the American Bamboo Society, please let me know if you did NOT get the electronic newsletter I sent out this morning. We are updating our … Continue reading

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NEC Report to ABS Board at ABS Annual Conference

Submitted and presented by NEC Rep, Susanne Lucas (filling in for Scott Ritchie) September 9, 2014   San Marino, California – The Huntington Botanical Gardens The current NEC Board of Directors: > Scott Ritchie, President (terms ends 2016), Baltimore MD … Continue reading

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Free potted bamboo!

Hello bamboo lovers, I have quite a few pots with indoor bamboo in CT. They  have spent summer on the porch and I am giving them away as have no time to split them/report and continue to take care. I … Continue reading

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