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.
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