- Date of publication: January 2021
- Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-85341-143-4 paperback only
- Pages: 108
- Images: 90 colour, 2 black & white line drawings, 2 distribution maps
- Dimensions: 246 x 172 mm
- Weight: 261g unwrapped
Printed & bound in the UK
Bamboo has become a popular planting choice in recent years; its architectural features are very appealing. Nevertheless, some bamboos can be highly invasive and can impact negatively on the built environment and local habitats. This book aims to outline the darker side of bamboo’s nature and offers practical advice on how to deal with it; it also provides an overview of bamboo history, biology and ecology, and highlights why planting some species of bamboo can be particularly problematic. Useful guidance for householders who have planted, or wish to plant, bamboo, is presented as well as practical advice for those wanting to rid themselves of the plant. Many people who buy (and sell) bamboo are not aware of how invasive and destructive many bamboos can be. This book seeks to raise the profile of these plants, constructively and helpfully.
Introduction; Overview; Running and clumping bamboos; Recognising bamboos – features of bamboos, some plants often mistaken for bamboos; Origins, history and uses; Biology, ecology and dispersal – escape into the wild; Impacts of unmanaged bamboo growth; Legislation; Four case studies; Common invasive bamboos currently found in Great Britain and Ireland; Developing a management strategy – practical advice for managing, controlling or eradicating bamboo: surveying, integrated management, control and removal methods, revegetation, containment; Conclusion; Appendices – Herbicide application and equipment; Tips for identifying the bamboo on site; Further reading; List of illustrations & Tables; Glossary; Index.
Natural History Book Service (NHBS Ltd) Totnes, Devon, Summerfield Books, Penrith, Cumbria. or via your local bookseller, who can special-order from our wholesaler, Gardners of Eastbourne.
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