Professional Bamboo Removal In Barry And Throughout South & West Wales

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    Expert Bamboo Removal Barry and South & West Wales

    Is bamboo affecting your property in Barry or Glamorgan  ?

    Here at Clearsafe we have over 15 years experience in invasive weed removal and have noticed a recent surge in cases of bamboo infestation throughout South and West Wales.

    We treat bamboo on all kinds of commercial and domestic properties so whether you are a homeowner /  buyer with problem bamboo in the garden or a construction company or property developer with bamboo on-site, help is at hand.

    We provide our bamboo removal services to clients across the whole of South Wales and cover all areas of Barry and Glamorgan.

    We offer a free, no – obligation initial site visit, survey and quote and can usually visit the site within 48 hours as we know that acting fast is crucial when it comes to treating and removing bamboo.

    The quicker the problem is identified and treatment begins then the more money can be saved so give us a call now on 0800 634 9275 and let us get to the root of your bamboo problem !

    Bamboo in the UK

    There are reports of bamboo first being introduced to the UK in the late 18th century and it has since become extremely popular as a good looking addition to any landscape or domestic garden known for it’s ability to grow and populate the area extremely quickly.

    An incredibly resilient plant it can quickly grow to astonishing heights with some bamboo varieties being recorded as growing up to 1.5 inches per hour.

    Although actually a grass in the family Poaceae some bamboos can grow so large that they resemble trees with bamboo forests being common in certain areas around the world.

    There are over 1,400 different varieties of bamboo currently documented with varied spread and growth rates so it is extremely important to clarify the type and variety of bamboo that is present before any treatment and removal process begins.

    What Are The Problems With Bamboo ?

    What can originally make bamboo seem so appealing can also become the biggest problem after planting it.

    Namely it’s quick growing and sturdy nature.

    The resilient and quick spreading root structure in certain varieties of bamboo can be incredibly aggressive and invasive to the surrounding area and without proper control in place, bamboo can quickly overwhelm it’s surroundings.

    It’s root or rhizome network in certain varieties spreads similar to other invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed and control and monitoring is crucial.

    There are generally two main types that bamboo can be divided into with one generally being much more problematic than the other.

    Clumping Bamboo is generally considered the tamer and easier to handle bamboo as it has a root mass like many normal ornamental grasses. They have a very short root structure which generally only expand a few inches per year, forming localised and easily identifiable clumps.

    Running Bamboo can be incredibly invasive due to their long, horizontal and fast spreading rhizomes ( roots ). Unlike clumping bamboos these roots can spread far from the parent plant and infiltrate surrounding areas.

    Again the bamboo family is very diverse with well over 1,000 varieties so proper identification of the variety of bamboo is an important first step.

    Bamboo Removal Methods

    Like most invasive weed treatments, bamboo removal methods will vary depending on the type and scope of the infected area.

    Each growth can have unique characteristics and the appropriate treatment can vary depending on the type of bamboo present and the proximity to surrounding areas.

    The first step should always be a free, no obligation survey to identify the type of bamboo and spread.

    Then there are different treatment and removal methods depending on the exact nature of the problem.

    These can include :

    Manual Removal – Initial mowing and cutting of the bamboo by hand, taking care to remove all of the root structure.

    Mechanical Excavation – If the problem area is larger and too big to be done by hand mechanical excavation can be employed.

    Rhizome Barrier Installation – Physical barriers are inserted vertically into the ground to ensure the root structure cannot spread beyond those boundaries.

    Chemical Treatments / Herbicides – Safely applying a herbicide to the bamboo and re-application over 2-3 years.

    Ongoing Monitoring Of The Area

    With any bamboo removal method it is vital that all of the root structure is removed as re-growth can quickly occur from even the smallest fragment of rhizome that is left behind.

    Ongoing surveillance of the area is vitally important to ensure no re-growth takes places and that prompt action is taken should any new shoots become visible.

    Professional Bamboo Removal in Barry and South & West Wales

    If bamboo is creating an issue for you on or around your domestic or commercial property in Barry then help is at hand.

    At Clearsafe Knotweed we act fast to get to the root of your problem and can normally visit the site within 48 hours.

    All our initial surveys are conducted by one of our two lead surveyors James and James ( Stevenson and Edwards) and we are always just a phone call away throughout the entire bamboo treatment and removal process so give us a call today on 0800 634 9275.

    Based on 26 reviews
    Elizabeth Carnevale
    Elizabeth Carnevale
    February 25, 2024
    Highly recommend. I enquired with Clear safe in the evening and James went down the morning the next day to survey the property. He then produced an extensive survey report for us free of charge. Couldn’t have been more helpful!
    R Davies
    R Davies
    February 14, 2024
    I've just conducted a knotweed/ invasive plant survey from James at Claresafe. I'm so impressed with the level of service, knowledge, skill and care of these guys. James was fantastic, he even went to the neighbouring properties to ensure there were no invasive plants there as well. Just above and beyond my expectations. Delighted with the service. Highly recommend for total piece of mind when buying a property. Plus, i couldn't believe the price! Amazing value for money????. 10 out of 10 service all round. Thanks so much James
    Grace Gordon
    Grace Gordon
    February 2, 2024
    Highly recommend these guys. Following on from my initial call to CLEARSAFE KNOTWEED, James arrived at the arranged time. We walked the garden and he identified the plants and the knotweed. I felt relaxed in his company as even though very professional, his friendly demeanor made this company easy to talk to. The report was written up and a management plan put in place within a few days as promised. Massive thanks to you for taking the knotweed stress away from selling my house!
    Julie Edwards
    Julie Edwards
    February 1, 2024
    I can’t speak highly enough about the service we were given by Clearsafe. At short notice and working to our deadline, James explained how the system worked and patiently worked through my questions and concerns. We felt confident to go ahead with them. Within a week I had a detailed management plan and an insurance-backed, long term guarantee in my possession. I think that we made the best possible choice of contractor and would recommend Clearsafe without hesitation.
    Victoria Hicks
    Victoria Hicks
    February 1, 2024
    James went above and beyond supporting us in getting our mortgage accepted to proceed on a property, which had a significant amount of Knotweed on the neighbouring land. He worked with us and the builder to ensure we could proceed in the purchase. Also provided us with peace of mind. A true expert!
    Victoria Warwick
    Victoria Warwick
    January 31, 2024
    From the off, James was incredibly helpful and open with communication, making the process run extremely smoothly. The team communicated excellently with neighbours to explain the process and any possible restrictions. It was not only my property that benefited from James and the teams expertise. Would highly recommend.
    Ross Dixon
    Ross Dixon
    January 25, 2024
    Excellent customer service from James, very thorough, and detailed treatment plan. Thank you!
    Ceri Bater
    Ceri Bater
    July 11, 2023
    Very efficient,honest and proffessional service.Thanks for acting so promptly.
    Monica Caddy
    Monica Caddy
    April 27, 2023
    Incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Went over and above in the advice and support I received. I would 100 % recommend these..

    We can provide you with:

    • A Free Bamboo Removal Survey, usually within 48 hours
    • A Survey Report and Quote
    • A Bamboo Treatment and Management Plan
    • An Insurance Backed Guarantee
    • Bamboo Excavation and Removal
    • Development advice onsite from a construction professional across South Wales
    • Onsite advice, training and materials for construction companies

    Call Us Now For Free On 0800 634 9275

    James Stevenson and James Edwards
    James Stevenson and James Edwards
    Our two lead surveyors

    All of our surveys are provided by one of our lead surveyors James and James, just to keep things simple.

    We pride ourselves on the personal touch and we are always just a phone call away throughout the entire treatment and removal process so give us a call for free on 0800 634 9275.

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