Bamboo & Sumac

Asked June 8, 2017, 11:51 AM EDT

what is the best way to eliminate bamboo and sumac? I have quite a large area of bamboo. The sumac keeps popping up everywhere and when I cut it down it sends up 10 times more shoots.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Here in the control information on bamboo (Note that it's important to cut and spray at specific times of the year and to use a specific herbicide.):

Sumac is not usually a problem plant. Your description of your plant's behavior sounds just like Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus). We suspect that is what you are battling. Please take a look at this information about killing Tree of Heaven, which is a highly invasive non-native plant:
You can also search it and look at more images online.