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Subject:  Re: Killing Various Vines - keeping trees safe Date:  4/29/2021  3:58 PM
Author:  3DMe Number:  32476 of 32580

My nickname for bamboo is damboo!

In the mid-1960s, my parents’ neighbor brought back a few bamboo shoots from Japan to plant along the small creek behind his home. Bamboo knows no bounds. Fast forward 50 years and that bamboo had taken over my parents’ entire backyard and invaded multiple other neighbors’ yards too.

If any public company ever develops a chemical that kills bamboo, I am buying that stock! Forget using a shovel too. The ONLY way to get rid of it is to dig it up - with a backhoe.

So unless you despise your neighbors and enjoy setting cash on fire having to pay a backhoe operator to dig up your yard, never, ever plant bamboo anywhere other than a container which has zero contact with the ground.
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