Brookhaven Sets Public Hearing on Bamboo Ban [POLL]

Similar actions were taken in the Town of Smithtown in 2011.

The Town of Brookhaven is considering enacting a local law that would ban the planting of invasive bamboo as well as regulate existing bamboo growth, according to a report in the Village Times Herald.

A public hearing is set for March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Brookhaven Town Hall. The proposed law would set fines of $500 to $2,000 for violations. Other penalties include imprisonment up to 15 days, or both fines and imprisonment.

The Town of Smithtown in 2011 restricting bamboo growth to at least 10 feet off residents' property lines because the plant is considered invasive.

Click here to read the full report from the Village Times Herald.

You cant mow over mature yellow groove bamboo stumps , here is the video.The law was passed a while back: Take a look. Rhizomes are backhoe work. It is getting exhausting to post to correct the wrong statements. Watch the video, those are yellow groove stumps. A mature grove has very thick and deep rhizomes. Backhoe. This video loads after a short commercial. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/news/weird/Bamboo-Battle-in-Pa--Town/127904308
To clarify further, when you read the **above article do know that 3 meters is 10 feet. ( 9 feet -11 inches ) . This helps when reading.
Elisabeth C. February 26, 2012 at 03:59 PM
If your neighbors property is affected, you certainly should. It's a containment issue. I don't want the responsibility of trying to tame someone else's bamboo. I'm assuming that your neighbors are satisfied with your ability to contain your bamboo. If so, Congratulations! you are among the few who do it right and maintain it correctly. It appears that this issue doesn't really even pertain to you considering that you've managed to be responsible and considerate. Wish you had been my neighbor!
knock_on_wood February 26, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Chemicals would not be needed. Just continuously harvest the culms for timber until the rhizome energy is depleted. This could potentially raise money instead of losing it!
Henry Powderly February 26, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I have reset the flag count to restore many of the lost comments. At the same time, I have decided to close comments on this since all sides have been heard and legitimate opinions are being flagged in abuse of our system.


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