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bherpin
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19/03/2018 7:57 am  

 I'm looking for another cane pole distributor for marsh surveys. My guy down in Houma, LA is out right now as his are hung up in customs on the west coast. Does anyone know of a place along the gulf coast I could get a few bundles of cane poles? 


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19/03/2018 9:05 am  

Can't answer your question but I'm curious as to why you use cane poles for marsh surveys.  ? 

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19/03/2018 9:32 am  
Posted by: FL/GA PLS.

Can't answer your question but I'm curious as to why you use cane poles for marsh surveys.  ? 

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19/03/2018 9:44 am  

https://rplstoday.com/community/surveying-geomatics/i-need-16-to-18-bamboo-poles-tex-la-miss-ala/#

 

I want to see some pictures....

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19/03/2018 9:51 am  
Posted by: James Fleming
Posted by: FL/GA PLS.

Can't answer your question but I'm curious as to why you use cane poles for marsh surveys.  ? 

Fishing

Y'all Yankees don't know nuthin. There ain't no fish in a marsh, couple of Bullfrogs maybe but no fish, at least none worth ete'n.  ? 

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19/03/2018 9:54 am  

Its usually temporary marking for work out in the marsh.  Marking centerline pipeline and ROW limits, oyster leases, access routes,  well drilling.  If you need to mark something in the marsh cane poles are used.  


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19/03/2018 9:59 am  

@cordgrass

Thanks, I never considered the applications. Ya learn something everyday!  ? 

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19/03/2018 1:16 pm  
Posted by: cordgrass

Its usually temporary marking for work out in the marsh.  Marking centerline pipeline and ROW limits, oyster leases, access routes,  well drilling.  If you need to mark something in the marsh cane poles are used. 

Correct. It just basically replaces the wood stake in areas where a 4' or even 8' wood stake would not be long enough. The poles are generally 15'-17' in length and are sunken around 3' -5' deep so they can be seen from long distances.


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19/03/2018 5:25 pm  

Y'all probably don't have many ski areas down your way, but one idea might be to contact a few ski area supply places, like this for example:

http://www.inter-mtn.com/mainpage.php?sectionID=3&categoryID=31&subcategoryID=110

Bamboo, aka "Boo", is used to mark trails and obstacles; often comes wrapped in vinyl tape that might actually be great for a marsh, if visibility of plain boo is not great. Usually comes something like 8 feet long in bundles you could probably marry two together to get a 16 footer; wouldn't know if it's cheaper than what you buy, but given the premiums things seem to carry because they're used by surveyors, I wouldn't be surprised if it's competitive. Good luck.

Just a thought.


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19/03/2018 7:10 pm  
Posted by: rfc

Y'all probably don't have many ski areas down your way, but one idea might be to contact a few ski area supply places, like this for example:

http://www.inter-mtn.com/mainpage.php?sectionID=3&categoryID=31&subcategoryID=110

Bamboo, aka "Boo", is used to mark trails and obstacles; often comes wrapped in vinyl tape that might actually be great for a marsh, if visibility of plain boo is not great. Usually comes something like 8 feet long in bundles you could probably marry two together to get a 16 footer; wouldn't know if it's cheaper than what you buy, but given the premiums things seem to carry because they're used by surveyors, I wouldn't be surprised if it's competitive. Good luck.

Just a thought.

painted poles wouldn't last two day in the marsh.  I would have a some real nice markers to get my duck blind in the morning. 


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20/03/2018 10:13 am  

Many homeowners around here planted bamboo because it looks cool and pandas eat it. Unfortunately there are no pandas and it does not respect borders, building foundations or lot corners. The stuff is a nightmare to survey through. A neighbor supplies us with "poles" that we weave into a screen fence; they last a few years and then need to be replaced. I am very careful to not give them a chance to root.  

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09/05/2018 4:00 pm  
 

 

Ps: I gots a bunch of Grits trees for sale, let me know if you would like to purchase some.

 

Don't make it easy on the Yanquis.....Those grit trees are expensive so be sure and sell them 1 grit tree at a time at full retail price.

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10/05/2018 3:30 am  
Posted by: bherpin

 I'm looking for another cane pole distributor for marsh surveys. My guy down in Houma, LA is out right now as his are hung up in customs on the west coast. Does anyone know of a place along the gulf coast I could get a few bundles of cane poles? 

I'm going out on a limb here and assuming you live in the south but bamboo is fairly common in the south and it is routine to find it growing in a huge patch on an old homesite. If you just need some long bamboo poles can't you just cut your own?

There are quite a few huge patches near me and I used to cut some when needed for tomato stakes.

Here locally in Georgia there are two types; River cane which as its name suggests grows along creeks and rivers and is normally 1" in diameter and at most maybe 7' tall.

Bamboo which was planted as a barrier and grew out of control. I find patches of it taking over an area frequently. Some of these are several inches in diameter and I'm gonna guess as high as 25 or 30 feet. I have cut them in the past for a cane pole but they tend to be a bit heavy for that.

What's it worth to you? What size and length do you need? MAYBE I can get ya some.....for a price.

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10/05/2018 7:45 am  

How quickly bamboo runs wild depends on its type. There are "clumping" and "running" bamboo. One of the commonly available types is golden bamboo which is running. It can put up rhizomes several feet away in a growing period. We've planted several varieties of bamboo in our yard--very carefully planting clumping types. In the 11 years, they've not spread appreciably. 

On the other hand, we want to replace some bougainvillea that's street side in a large planter surrounded by lots of concrete on all sides. I've suggested we plant a running one there to fill it in sooner than later.

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