This video is of a 1000 square foot research plot of Phyllostachys viridis Houzeau. The plot is located in Bonaire,
Georgia. The grove is open because we have thinned out excess poles and we have harvested shoots from 2011 to 2015.
The video shows us are spreading straw in June of 2014. . The straw holds moisture and controls weeds. As it breaks
down it adds nutrients as well. I did not spread straw in 2015. The grove did not need more mulch. I believe that
too much mulch can damage the bases of the canes.