Bamboo Eradication in Kent  

For land and property owners in Kent, bamboo can pose a huge risk if left unchecked. This fast-spreading plant can quickly get out of control and encroach boundary lines in a matter of days.  

Japanese Knotweed Specialists are experts in professional bamboo removal and disposal, ensuring bamboo is no longer a problem on your land and does not grow into neighbouring properties.

From Folkestone to Gravesend, we identify the species of bamboo you have before removing it entirely. It is essential to carry out a thorough removal process as the smallest fragment of bamboo rhizome can rapidly grow and expand onto adjoining land, disrupt local ecosystems, and even damage property.

Our comprehensive service covers everything from survey to removal. One company, one channel of communication, and one problem solved for you.

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Our Bamboo Removal Services in Kent

As bamboo has screened and decorated properties in Kent for many years, you may have inherited this problem from your home’s previous owners. Or, you could have chosen to plant this without realising how invasive bamboo is.  

Bamboo grows thick and quick, which makes it great for screening and adding privacy. However, bamboo doesn’t stop growing and can take over your land and encroach onto neighbouring properties. Some bamboo species can grow up to 35 inches a day and others reach full maturity in just three months, which means you could have a problem on your hands sooner than you thought.

If you own a property in Kent with bamboo present on your land, it’s recommended to seek advice from bamboo removal professionals with experience in treating and eradicating the plant.

    Our bamboo removal services include:

    • Removal on sites from 1m2 to over 1000m2
    • Both commercial and residential removal by accredited experts
    • Surveys to fully scope out the work required
    • Sifting and screening for rhizomes
    • 5- or 10-year guarantees available
    • Peace of mind for affected properties across Kent

    The Process of Removing Bamboo

    1. Identify the Issue

    Before you can even begin to remove bamboo, you need to identify the specific problem. As there are over 1,400 variants of bamboo, knowing exactly which plant is present on your land is vital to successfully removing the infestation.  

    There are two groups of bamboo varieties: running and clumping. Running bamboo has long roots that spread fast, whereas clumping is in a singular root ball. Running bamboo is often what causes problems with pipework and foundations and can be more complex to remove. Clumping can also be difficult to remove due to the size and weight of the root ball.  

    Identifying bamboo your self can be tough, so our team of RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) approved surveyors will visit your property, identify the genus, and trace the spread as far as possible.  

    Bamboo Survey Cost Kent

    The cost of a bamboo survey in Kent from Japanese Knotweed Specialists is £299 + VAT, which includes a report of findings.  

    Other bamboo removal companies may often just perform a visual check and removal. The issue here is that a visual check isn’t thorough enough for invasive species like bamboo. You need to be able to see the root formation. If you just use a general contractor, you could run into major long-term problems with bamboo regrowth.

    2. Your Bamboo Management Plan Created

    Before any bamboo removal project commences, we’ll create a bespoke management plan to give you an idea of what happens during the eradication process, and when.

    This also gives you a permanent record and proof of guarantee of the work that’s been carried out when you come to sell your house, re-mortgage, or undertake further garden renovations. While there’s no legal obligation to declare bamboo, buyers will want to know of any remediation works, and be aware of any guarantees that protect against future infestations.

    3. Bamboo Removal Kent

    Wherever you live in Kent, once your survey has been completed and we’ve created your management plan, work can commence on removing the bamboo.  

    If the genus is running bamboo, the removal process can be heavily invasive. This is another reason we create a management plan, so you have an idea of the procedure before it begins. During the removal process, we’ll keep you informed of the progress, and we’ll work around your schedules.  

    Clumping bamboo is less invasive than running bamboo, but it can still take some time to eradicate as it will need to be removed in one piece. Unless you have experience removing clumping bamboo, it’s best to call in a professional bamboo removal service to do the work for you and ensure every fragment of the plant has been eradicated.

    Running bamboo causes damage to pipework, patios, walls, and even a property’s foundations in extreme cases. As such, depending on what we find as we continue to work, there may be more disruption than anticipated. Even in this scenario, you can rest assured that professional bamboo removal specialists will eradicate bamboo from your land and also provide a guarantee of the work that’s been done.


    How much does Bamboo Removal Cost in Kent?

    Bamboo removal starts from £1,000 plus VAT.

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    4. Guarantee Applied

    Once we’ve completed the work, we are able to offer  a 5- or 10-year guarantee to the land. This means, if bamboo does grow back, we’ll come and remedy the situation.

    As standard, we recommend 5-year guarantees but can offer 10-year guarantees on request. Bamboo can regrow from just a fragment of root, and our robust guarantees cover you for any regrowth on your property for either 5 or 10 years.

    Case Study: Removing a Severe Infestation of Bamboo

    A concerned housing association near London contacted us to ask about bamboo that was about to encroach on a boundary line. The bamboo was a running genus, so we knew we had to act quickly, especially as the client had warned us that it was escalating to a legal claim if it wasn’t removed.  

    Luckily, we had the skills and expertise to remove the bamboo without any problems. It required extensive excavation with off-site disposal, and Japanese Knotweed Specialists removed the infestation completely.

    Why Do You Need to Remove Bamboo?

    If not potted or planted correctly, bamboo can quickly spread and turn into an infestation. Many garden centres and plant suppliers won’t provide the correct information for each bamboo type they sell, and unknowing gardeners can plant an invasive species without realising the potential problems. As bamboo can spread within months, you need to remove it sooner rather than later to prevent boundary infringements or other legal battles.

    Laws on Planting Bamboo

    While there are no specific laws on planting bamboo, and as it is not a listed species in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it’s not illegal to plant it. However, you should proceed with caution, as bamboo can grow very fast.  

    We always recommend planting bamboo in a strong pot, with a root barrier, to prevent it from being able to spread.

    Locations in Kent that We Serve

    Our bamboo removal services extend the length and breadth of Kent.

    This means that wherever you live in the county, we can provide a comprehensive removal solution for your bamboo.

    The cities, towns, and villages in Kent that we serve include:

    • Ashford
    • Canterbury
    • Dartford
    • Dover
    • Folkstone & Hythe
    • Gillingham
    • Maidstone
    • Margate
    • Medway
    • Ramsgate
    • Sevenoaks
    • Tunbridge Wells
    • Whitstable
    Why Choose Japanese Knotweed Specialists for Bamboo Removal in Kent?

    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. We also have a long and successful track record of supporting Kent homeowners with all their bamboo removal needs.

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    Our Bespoke Live Reporting System

    You’ll never have to guess the progress of your bamboo removal project thanks to the bespoke live reporting software that’s been adopted by our parent company, Grounds Care Group. This software, called iView, took 12 years to develop, and as a Japanese Knotweed Specialists customer, you will have access to check on every stage of the process. 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 bamboo removal, all from your computer or phone.

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