How to prune bamboo?
The steps for prune of the bamboos The cut maintenance consists of cutting the oldest culms that are drying out or that risk causing overcrowding. The favorable period for cut is before the emergence of new shoots. It is therefore necessary to make a cut at ground level.
The bamboos non-tracers prune themselves in September, as soon as the summer is over. The cut can be done every year because the stems never stop coming out of the ground, and the leaves dry up. Throughout the year, you can intervene to remove twigs and dry, unsightly leaves.
It is easy to do.
- Take a stem of bamboo making sure it is not sick or damaged. Locate the nodal rings on its surface. …
- Use a sharp knife to to cut the wood at the lowest knot. Cut it at a 45° angle. …
- Remove the leaves at the bottom of the rods.
To do this, you will need to cut all your bamboo at the base. It is important not to leave any, because a single bamboo can feed the rhizome through its photosynthesis. As mentioned above, cut bamboo close to the ground to prevent someone from tripping over the cut stumps.
To cut a bamboo to keep it, you must wait until they are between 3 and 5 years old. Also we will favor September to November to cut the bamboo to preserve it because it is the period during which the starch content is the lowest. The lower the starch content, the less borers will attack your bamboo.
Always cut the wood above a knot. Start cutting the stem at ground level. Remember to cut the stump well to prevent it from tripping someone. In general, no more than a third of the stems should be removed in the bamboo planting.
In general, bamboo stalks last about ten years. At the end of this cycle, it is advisable to remove them so that new stems can grow. Prune bamboo from the third to fifth year, after the vegetative period. It is not advisable to prune bamboo while it is producing shoots.