Bamboo control

"Bamboo taming tools"

With the right tools it is relatively easy to split up bamboos if they are getting too large or if there is an occasional 'runner' that needs to be removed.

We found the key tool was the tall one in the middle - this tool is  very heavy and is really designed for breaking up concrete.  Essentially it is like a long heavy iron crowbar with a chisel cutting edge at the lower end. This one weighs 7.5kg (17lbs)

The other tools are a tree spade/drain spade and a small saw; however, most of the work is done by the first tool that we described.