Bamboo tree help sought

Neighbour's bamboo is damaging our property. What can we do?

4 January 2011

SOME years ago, our neigbour must have planted a giant bamboo on the boundary of his land, against a wall of our house.

We were not aware of this until it reached a height of some six metres and, in the wind, branches repeatedly banged on the roof tiles, breaking some of the tiles on our roof.

I am concerned by the close proximity to our property and that the aggressive root system could damage either the footings or walls of the property.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Mike BENNETT, by email

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