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Bamboo Basics: What You Need to Know About the Popular Plant

Bamboo can be a popular plant because it grows fast, spreads quickly and creates tall, thick evergreen formations that also provide privacy. However, bamboo can aggressively take over yards, suppress native plant species and be generally destructive to the natural environment.

Because of the potential negative threats that bamboo can pose, we encourage you to consider using native alternatives to bamboo or – if bamboo is absolutely on your must-have list – know the right kind of bamboo to plant and the precautions to help it stay healthy and under control.

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