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    Expert Bamboo Removal in Swansea and South Wales

    Are you having an issue with bamboo on your domestic or commercial property ?

    For expert bamboo removal in Swansea and South Wales, Clearsafe is a specialist with over 15 years of experience serving homeowners and buyers as well as construction companies and property developers.

    What is Bamboo?

    Bamboos are a diverse group of grasses belonging to the subfamily Bambusoidea of the grass family Poaceae. Most noticeable in the mid summer they are an evergreen perennial flowering plant that come in many sizes depending on the type of bamboo with certain species of Giant Bamboo able to reach a height up to 30 metres.

    Bamboo is quite a desirable plant to have, usually used as a screen to obscure eyesores like septic tanks, fuel tanks and are often cultivated into boundary markers and hedgerows. They can be a welcome and pleasant addition to your garden .

    It is also extremely versatile and has many uses, from furniture to flooring and items of clothing to towels.

    So, What’s The Problem?

    The problem in garden and landscape settings is that some species of bamboo can be extremely quick growing and can spread rapidly, with some species having been documented to grow up to 90cm vertically per day and 6 metres horizontally a year.

    Running Bamboo

    Running bamboo spreads from an underground rhizome which can grow in any direction and up to as much as six metres in length horizontally a year. New bamboo shoots will then grow through the surface at intervals along the length of that rhizome to form the bamboo culms (poles). Running bamboo then send off further rhizomes, again spreading up to 6 metres in any direction beyond the original plant – producing the running bamboo grove. It is this type of bamboo that is the most common source of neighbour disputes where encroachment from one property to adjoining properties has occurred.

    Clumping Bamboo

    This type of bamboo is generally considered the tamer and easier to manage however can also become a problem if left unchecked. It does not tend to spread as quickly and aggressively as its running cousin. These types of Bamboo do not spread in the same way. They produce short, individual rhizomes that grow out of the soil and up into individual culms (bamboo poles), forming a round ‘clump’ of culms. These bamboo shoots are very shallow and near the surface, and can only produce one culm per rhizome, not like a running bamboo that spreads everywhere. Clumping bamboo cannot physically run and will generally remain in the clump where you plant the original bamboo.

    Bamboo Removal Methods

    There are different methods for removing bamboo depending on the size and severity of the spread as well as the environmental conditions specific to the area.

    These include :

    Cutting and Pruning

    Digging Out/Excavation

    Root barrier installation

    Chemical Control

    Regular Monitoring

    All of the methods above rely on regular monitoring from the property/landowner, sometimes for as much as 2 years.

    Bamboo is hardy and resilient and can resprout easily from a few small pieces of rhizome. Less so with the tamer “clumping” variety of bamboo, but it is still important to keep an eye and regularly monitor the treated area for any signs of plants regrowing as these should be immediately removed.

    Professional Bamboo Removal in Swansea and South Wales

    If you have any doubts about the type of bamboo you may have and the best way to remove it, it is always best to get a free, no obligation survey and quote from an experienced professional service.

    Clearsafe Knotweed offer just that. It is important to use a service or provider experienced in bamboo removal rather than a generic gardening or landscaping company as you may end up receiving a generic treatment that is not tailored specifically to bamboo and could cause further problems down the road.

    If you would like us to provide a free no-obligation survey for your bamboo issue, then give us a call today and let us get to the root of your problem!

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    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!
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    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..
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    Andy Fraser
    January 9, 2023
    Absolutely the best customer service I've come across, James is so helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks.
    Erika Jones
    Erika Jones
    December 27, 2022
    Many thanks to James and his team. Excellent customer service, genuine advice given , if you have any doubts about Japanese knotweed give these a call.

    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

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