A new law may be in place for Haverford residents that prevents them from growing running bamboo, reports the Delaware County Daily Times.
Commissioners of the township approved the first reading of the ordinance. The final reading is set for September, according to the Times.
After the new law takes effect, growing bamboo plants will be prohibited and breaking the law may result in fines up to $1,000.
The ordinance was proposed to prevent bamboo from destroying surrounding plants and property. Bamboo plants spread throughout the ground and make it very difficult to remove, according to the Delco Times.
Local residents Christine Wozniak and John Riccio told the paper that they had problems with bamboo that was planted from a next- door neighbor’s yard.
They were grateful the commissioners approved the ordinance.
Bamboo planted before the law is enforced may be kept under certain conditions, reports the Delco Times.
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