Bamboo Plants

There are bamboo plants growing here on the farm that I live on. Of all the plants to see here, these were a surprise to me as I figured them to be more of a tropical loving type plant. They obviously did not start on their own here as they were transplanted by the previous occupants, but I have to say, out of all the plants growing here in the middle of January, these bamboo plants are seemingly doing well despite the winter. I would say that they are happy, and growing nicely without any care or attention. The question I have is: will they become a problem in the future if they start growing into other fields, taking over and killing off native species in their wake?

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Actually, now that I am aware of them, I see bamboo growing everywhere here in Glen Valley and Fort Langley, BC. Even along the road going to my place from Fort Langley there is a large grove of bamboo growing right along side of the road. Those plants are at leas 2.5 metres tall, and growing.

One tweet I got from a follower on Twitter told me that bamboo is an “invasive plant that you cannot kill,” but I have my doubts as to whether or not these plans could survive, or grow, on their own. But I am not a biologist, nor a gardener, so my understanding of this plant is very limited. I am aware if bamboo’s role as an important plant in South East Asia with it’s many uses and symbolism in those cultures that use it.

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