Thinking About Growing Bamboo? Proceed With Caution!

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Bamboo is planted for its ornamental qualities, grown for wood or wood fibers, or grown for edible bamboo shoots. It can also be a difficult to contain or control invader. If you are considering growing bamboo, read this article on growing bamboo in the Southeastern US produced by the Southern Region Extension Forestry forest health program. In this fact sheet you will find an excellent review of the “pros and cons” of growing this potentially invasive plant.