Long Island Bamboo Invasion Sparks Proposal Of Ban
SMITHTOWN, NY (WCBS 880) - Love thy neighbor? Not so much in one Long Island town.
The town of Smithtown is considering an argument to ban bamboo after a homeowner alleges his neighbor’s plants have invaded and damaged his property.
The angry man even tried to legally force the bamboo owner to remove the invasive 40-foot plants, but to no avail.
Another neighbor, however, doesn’t quite get all the commotion.
“No big problem with me. I mean, it looks nice I think,” he said.
Bamboo is restricted in two Long Island villages but so far, there is no ban.