Professional Bamboo Removal
Whether you’re selling your house, experiencing overgrowth from a neighbour or are a commercial property owner, bamboo can be a major problem. While not officially an invasive species, it can quickly overrun gardens and property without you realising it until it’s too late.
Bamboo removal must be done with care. There are over 1,400 variants of bamboo, and without the proper identification of bamboo, you could run into further troubles.
Here at Japanese Knotweed Specialists, we offer a full service, from survey to total removal. This means you work with the same company and the same contact throughout, with full transparency at every step.
Our Bamboo Removal Services
Bamboo has long been used to screen gardens and commercial properties from prying eyes. It grows quickly and thickly, which is why it’s so popular for screening, but this is also the exact reason that it becomes invasive.
Some bamboo types can grow up to 35 inches a day and can reach full maturity in just three months, meaning that you could plant it in April and by August, your garden could be overrun.
This is why at Japanese Knotweed Specialists we offer a full scope service that includes both identification and removal. We can identify the type of bamboo, whether it’s running or clumping, and then remove it as needed.
Our bamboo removal services include:
- Removal on sites from 1m2 to over 1000m2
- Both commercial and residential removal by accredited experts
- Surveys to understand the extent of the problem
- Sifting and screening for rhizomes
- Five or 10 year guarantees available
2. Bamboo Management Plan Created
Before we begin a bamboo removal project, we create a plan to ensure that we remove all of the root system, and if we can’t do it all in one go, we will map out how we will eradicate your infestation.
A management plan is also there for your records, such as when selling or buying a house, or for any further garden renovation work. It’s also used to help provide a guarantee of the work done for both us and for you.
3. Removal of the Bamboo
Once we have agreed and finalised the bamboo management plan, we begin the bamboo removal process.
The type of bamboo will affect the specific removal process selected. Clumping bamboo will be largely less destructive than running bamboo, as the clumping root ball will not have expanded as laterally.
Running bamboo may require more extensive removal, such as patio deconstruction or even investigating underground pipes to check for damage. We have seen damage to walls, paths, drives, fences and lawns and shrub beds. And in severe cases the foundations to the property, with bamboo making its way into the house.
We use excavation to thoroughly remove any bamboo.
Don’t pay twice! We often get called in to remove Bamboo where a gardener has failed to remove the bamboo correctly as its often underestimated
How Much Does Bamboo Removal Cost?
Bamboo removal begins at £1,000 plus VAT.
4. Guarantee Applied
Once we have removed the bamboo, we apply a five-year or 10-year guarantee to the site, which means that any regrowth is treated for free.
We apply a five-year guarantee as standard, as bamboo, like Japanese knotweed, can regrow from a fragment of the root.
Our guarantees will ensure that if any regrowth occurs, or if you have any concerns, you can get in touch with us without any worry about being charged.
5. Guarantee in place
Running bamboo may require further excavation, although not commonly. That’s why our guarantees are in place.
Here at Japanese Knotweed Specialists, we will come out to remove any reappearing bamboo for no extra cost during your guarantee.
This provides you with the peace of mind that we are here to help, and we can identify and solve problems.
Case Study: Severe Bamboo Infestation Removal
We recently worked with a housing association to remove a severe infestation of running bamboo along the back of their garden, which had spread into 5 properties penetrating through paving slabs and it was going to escalate into a legal claim, which would have been far more costly than the removal itself. This required excavation and off-site removal.
The bamboo was rapidly taking over their garden, and being against a boundary line, the housing association wanted to remove the bamboo before it caused any damage to neighbouring properties.
Why Do You Need to Remove Bamboo?
Bamboo is a highly invasive plant that, when not potted or planted correctly, can quickly spread over lawns, killing off flowerbeds or garden features.
The fast-growing and forceful root systems of running bamboo can penetrate through paving slabs, patios, stone pathways and even permanent structures like cavity walls and floor voids. If your bamboo is near drainage systems, the roots can break into the pipework, causing damage to not only your property, but potentially the local area.
Legal Implications of Planting Bamboo
As bamboo is not listed as an invasive species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, you are free to plant it as you wish. However, you should plant bamboo with caution, using a root barrier, or placing it in a pot.
In recent years, encroachment cases of plants coming over boundary lines have increased in small claims courts. Therefore, whilst you can plant bamboo, it’s best to really consider how you plant it to ensure you don’t end up with a boundary dispute.
We’re recognised by the PCA (Property Care Association) and are members of their Invasive Weed Group (IWG), as well as being RICS approved, TrustMark accredited and SafeContractor verified.
Our parent company, Grounds Care Group, uses a bespoke live reporting software called iView, developed over 12 years, and as a Japanese Knotweed Specialist customer, you will have access to iView. This gives you insight and scheduling reports, as well as access to receipts, quotes and documentation at the click of a button. Here, you can see the progress of your Japanese knotweed removal, all from your computer or phone.