Bamboo is a beautiful plant and its cane, aka culms, has a wide variety of incredible uses, being very strong and lightweight. In some cultures, bamboo is considered lucky. So why would you consider bamboo removal?
With certain types of bamboo, lurking just beneath the ground, is one of the most destructive forces known to man. Like a virus, bamboo spreads relentlessly and has enough energy to produce the same kind of destruction to houses and infrastructure as does tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Bamboo isn’t so lucky to have.
If you knew there would be a massive earthquake under your house next year, but there was something you could do right now to prevent and protect yourself against such disaster …. wouldn’t you do something about it?
Don’t be “bamboo-zled”! Unwanted and unseen bamboo infestation is a silent, slow-motion storm with the roots growing 20 feet/year to over 100 feet away and the canes, during peak season, growing 3-5 feet in one day. Invasive bamboo is a force of nature that needs to be reckoned with. The full effects of its destructive aftermath on landscaping and infrastructure can be seen in the convergence of three areas: financial, emotional, and physical losses.
Consider John, a condo owner in the Northeast, who found himself smack in the center of this diagram. John unknowingly planted the wrong type of bamboo for a privacy screen. Within only a few years, the root structure expanded into his neighbors’ yards on both sides, growing right through decks, BBQ pits, walkways, and even wrapping around the root structure of 8”-12” trees, which eventually had to be removed.
John had no homeowner’s coverage for bamboo damage or bamboo removal, so he was liable for removal of his neighbors’ invasive bamboo and the cost of infrastructure repair. The removal process was also hampered by the fact it was impossible to get any big machinery in-between the condos to service the problem areas. In the end, he was $350,000 in the red and seeing a psychiatrist. These days, he would have been slapped with a hefty fine (some up to $1,000) on top of that for violating regulatory code.
To put things further in perspective, US forces in Vietnam used dynamite to clear running bamboo from future camps. Using any other method, the bamboo would have quickly re-emerged to lay waste to a well-structured camp in a strategically important position. With bamboo proliferation, who needs enemies?
Bamboo that is properly selected, grown, and maintained responsibly, is truly a miracle resource of nature. But when handled haphazardly, with ignorance or neglect, it becomes “DAMBOO”.
Just consider the plight of many homeowners and businesses that lose use of driveways, pools, tennis courts, massive trees, and even building facades, long before the removal process, all due to invasive running bamboo that knows no boundaries. BambooRemoval.com is bamboo’s worst enemy, providing highly-competent relief for these bigger, more devastating projects.