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Bamboo Ordinance Considered in Cambridge


CAMBRIDGE, Md.- You do not have to look hard to see bamboo growing in Cambridge. But now, the city council may prohibit the growth of the wire grass, unless it is maintained.

"It's something the city has a right to look at, it is invasive and it can go rampant," said Debbie Usab, who works in Cambridge. "It's very difficult to get rid of and it's not a native to our area so they certainly have a right to do that."

Etta McNamara of Cambridge said you cannot miss seeing bamboo when you drive along Route 50. She said that right now it is way too high.

"Cut it down a little and spruce it up a little don't have so much bamboo up there," she said. "Just mix it up with something else. Even down to the bottom they could spruce it up a little and have it so high."

Shannon Henry lives right across the street from one of the many properties where the city says bamboo is growing wild in Cambridge, but she likes it. She not only wants it to stay, but considers it useful.

"To me personally I'd like to see it stay because it blocks the view of the highway because we see so much of it," Henry said. "And it's for the animals around here [like] the deer. We'd like to see it stay so they have a place." 

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