Pruning a Bamboo Hedge
Unlike bamboos with leptomorph rhizomes, the spread of bamboos with pachymorph rhizomes (clumpers) is controlled the removal of aerial stems. In this video, I demonstrate containment pruning, on a hedge of Fargesia 'Rufa'. The primary tool I use in the demonstration, is a gas-powered, Husqvarna hedge trimmer. Unfortunately, the battery in my microphone died early on in the demonstration, so I lost most of the commentary and explanation. Also, I am not wearing safety glasses in this video, but you should ALWAYS wear eye protection when working with bamboo, or using power tools of any kind.