Bamboo Shield is a diversion type control method with a smooth surface on the side facing your bamboo planting. It is made from HDPE, high-density polyethylene. Superior to metals because it will not rust and easier to install.
Bamboo roots typically travel in the first 12 inches of topsoil. Barrier are sold in 24″, 30″, and 36″ depths to provide extra protection from arrant growth.
Our kit is comprised of all plastic materials to prevent rust. Deterioration is the main reason for failure in a subterranean environment. Plastic is superior to metals used by many of our competitors. Stainless steel can fail in as little as 3 years. Stainless can degrade a rate of 20-200 microns per year. The failure point for hardware this size is 600 microns or .6mm. Once the hardware fails, it will be like a funnel inviting bamboo in. Installing corrosion resistant material is important to protect your investment. Wood rots quickly, metal rusts fairly fast, and concrete will eventually crack. Bamboo Shield combined with the securing kit is the optimal solution for long term containment of bamboo.
|Climate Zone||Bamboo Height||Minimum Barrier Size|
|4||Under 25′ tall||60 mil thick by 24″ depth|
|5||Under 25′ tall||60 mil thick by 24″ depth|
|6||Under 25′ tall||60 mil thick by 24″ depth|
|7||Under 25′ tall||60 mil thick by 24″ depth|
|7||Over 25′ tall||80 mil by 30″ depth or larger|
|8||Over 25′ tall||80 mil by 30″ depth or larger|
|9||Over 25′ tall||100 mil by 36″ depth|
|10+||Over 25′ tall||100 mil by 36″ depth|