August 14, 2013
Vegetation has long been used as borders and privacy fencing. The allure is privacy, environmental and offers an aesthetic value. In consideration of vegetation as an structure ordinance establishing use and containment are relevant. The gathering of minds to consider new legislation is to be held when “DEEP Offers Towns Training On New Bamboo Law“.
“Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Connecticut will conduct a workshop for municipal staff on recent legislation (Public Act 13-82) concerning running bamboo,” Valley Independent Sentinel. Running bamboo grows rapidly and is often sold as a privacy screen. However, if not properly contained it can spread quickly from the point of planting to unwanted areas, can damage neighboring properties and may be difficult and expensive to control or eradicate.
“The new law establishes setbacks from property lines and containment requirements for those planting running bamboo, and requires retail sellers to provide information to people who purchase the plant, including methods to keep it contained.”
As cities consider infrastructural challenges new legislation will become relevant on engineering and designing new space,s processes, environments, health and safety regulations.
The workshop will be held on Aug. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Milford City Hall auditorium, 110 River St., Milford. The event is free, but registration by Aug. 16 is needed to confirm that space is still available. Registration and additional information are available online at www.cipwg.uconn.edu/bamboo.
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