SMITHTOWN, NY (WCBS 880) – Love thy neighbor? Not so much in one Long Island town.
WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reportsREAD MORE: Mayor-Elect Adams To Announce David Banks As New York City Schools Chancellor
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.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2's 12/9 Thursday Afternoon Forecast
Another neighbor, however, doesn’t quite get all the commotion.
“No big problem with me. I mean, it looks nice I think,” he said.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Gunman Fires At Off-Duty Officer's Car In Manhattan
Bamboo is restricted in two Long Island villages but so far, there is no ban.