Howell Township passes ordinance against invasive bamboo

The Howell Township Council is taking aim at invasive bamboo plants they say can spread uncontrollably. An ordinance has been adopted that requires property owners

An ordinance has been adopted that requires property

An ordinance has been adopted that requires property owners to keep bamboo from extending onto adjacent land. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

HOWELL - The Howell Township Council is taking aim at invasive bamboo plants they say can spread uncontrollably.

An ordinance has been adopted that requires property owners to keep bamboo from extending onto adjacent land.

Failure to control the spread of the tall plant beyond property boundaries is a violation subject to a fine ranging from $200 to $2,000.

Under the new ordinance, all properties in Howell are subject to inspection by the enforcement officer.

The cost of removing bamboo from neighboring lots is the property owners' responsibility.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Forecast: Nor'easter packing fierce winds, rain 1 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Authorities say 25-year-old Nathan Price fatally shot 21-year 2 Police seek suspect in Newark murder
Jersey Shore braces for nor'easter 3 Jersey Shore braces for nor'easter
Chopper 12 over house linked to Ft. Lauderdale 4 Chopper 12 over house linked to Ft. Lauderdale suspect
5 New Jersey Sportscast, Jan. 18

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE