SMITHTOWN, NY (WCBS 880) – Love thy neighbor? Not so much in one Long Island town.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports

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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.

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Another neighbor, however, doesn’t quite get all the commotion.

“No big problem with me. I mean, it looks nice I think,” he said.

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Bamboo is restricted in two Long Island villages but so far, there is no ban.