Do you have experience trimming and/or transplanting bamboo?
My neighbor has noticed the rampant bamboo on my property that I never
planted (it came with the house which was a foreclosure):
She bought bamboo about a year ago and all of it died.
So she asked me what I do to make mine grow like a weed. The answer is I
do nothing. It gets sun all day. And that's about it (Santa Cruz
mountains). I don't even water it (sprinklers are all broken.)
So, today I started digging out a few bamboo stalks for her, and wow was
They're all connected together by an underground root system (or
something)! I had to cut the lateral root to pull the plants out. Now I
have three connected in a four-foot long row!
Before I pull it out totally to give to my neighbor, I'd like to ask
advice since I do NOT have a green thumb.
Do you have advice for how to dig out and transplant bamboo from one
house to another?
Conversely, how do I manage the bamboo I have which is growing like
wildfire. Should I just cut them down to the stalks on the edge of the
walkway where they're reaching out?