Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I'm not talking about Queens, NY either...
Do any y'all know what those are?
They are bamboo shoots - from my backyard!
There's a shut-in/hoarder diagonally across from our backyard. Anyway, her yard was so overgrown that the town stepped in and cleared it out. She's still there though, collecting, amassing, etc.
But from her back yard into all of her neighbors' has spread this bamboo. What's scary is that I chopped it all down and yet it's coming back.
In fact I read that bamboo is an *invasive species*; that it's the fastest growing plant on earth (but not as fast as Big Government!); that it has an underground root structure that is resistant to weed killers; and it can only be eradicated by a compelete physical removal of lots of soil - so much that you will have to bring new soil in.
And apparently this has become an epidemic in this area. Towns are passing ordinances banning residents from planting it.
Of course it's likely too late for that. And it reminds me of that Nile Monitor Lizard problem in FL which was probably introduced by pet owners.
Anyone else ever have this bamboo problem?