Is bamboo invasive or just expansive?

Is bamboo invasive or just expansive?

Bamboo is a remarkable plant for a number of reasons. It is a grass, but it’s also something more than a grass. It’s famously renewable and sustainable. But sometimes it seems to be sustainable in the worst kind of way. You might even describe it as...
Dig a trench for a bamboo barrier

Dig a trench for a bamboo barrier

When it comes to growing bamboo, one of the chief concerns is about how to contain or control it. Bamboo has a reputation for being unusually fast-spreading and difficult to remove. In fact, this is only true for certain species of bamboo. But if you plant a type of...
How to get rid of bamboo: Removing the menace

How to get rid of bamboo: Removing the menace

Bamboo is a plant like no other. A robust grass that grows faster than any plant on earth, bamboo is unmatched for versatility and renewability. Once those tenacious rhizome roots get a foothold, the plant is all but indestructible. Indeed, they can sometimes become...

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