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bamboo problem #280673

Asked September 25, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

Neighbor's bamboo has invaded my back yard. I have cut it down new shoots keep coming back. How can I get rid of it permanently?

Prince George's County Maryland

Expert Response

Bamboo is a difficult plant to deal with.
Please take a look at the following Extension publication on Bamboo: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG28%20Bamboo.pdf

Page 2 tells you how to eliminate it, which relies on cutting it back early in the year, then hitting the new growth with a non-selective herbicide containing glyphosate (2%) in the fall- October, repeated 2 weeks later.

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