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Bamboo-zled Neighbor Wants Plant Banned

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    A panda bear is needed in Seymour to get rid of bamboo trees that one resident said is ruining her yard.

    The bamboo is spreading in Seymour and it has one resident asking the town to get to the root of the problem. 

    Iin 1994 Carolyn Rickel's Edgehill Terrace neighbor planted the non-native plant, she told the Valley Independent, and it's spreading everywhere.   
     
    “It can grow 2 feet in one day,” Rickel told the Board of Selectman,  the Independent reports. In some spots, the plant is 40 feet tall.
     
    Now Rickel wants the Board of Selectman to create a law prohibiting people from growing invasive plants in town.
     
    Bamboo is considered an invasive plant, but is not on the state’s list of invasive plants.
     
    She has also filed a civil lawsuit against her neighbors, Michael and Robert Komaromi, whom she says planted the bamboo.
     
    “The hair roots and rhizomes are every place and extend approximately 80 feet along my property lines, “ Rickel writes in her lawsuit, reports the Independent. “My land has been ruined by this planting.”
     
    How much she is seeking is not stated.
     
    The Independent reports that Komaromis have filed a motion to dismiss the case.