A Website dedicated to informing property owners about Invasive Bamboo Species such as Phyllostachys aurea, Golden Bamboo and Phyllostachys aureosulcata, Yellow Groove Bamboo.It is our goal to inform people about the planting of this very invasive bamboo or grass with videos, pictures and testimony from people who have experienced an invasion on their own property. Bamboo Invasions, informing property owners about Invasive Bamboo Species

In the following pages of our Bamboo Invasions web site the problem of invasive bamboo will be presented. It is our goal to inform people  about the planting of this very invasive bamboo or grass with videos, pictures and testimony from people who have experienced an invasion on their own property. In the Southeastern United States the majority of the problem genus seem to be:       

Phyllostachys: (pron.: /ˌfiloˈstaekɨs or ˌfileˈsteikɨs is a genus of bamboo. The species are native to Asia with a large number of species found in Central China, but can now be found in many temperate and semi-tropical areas around the world as cultivated plants or escapees from cultivation. Most of the species spread aggressively by underground rhizomes and some are considered invasive species in areas outside their native range, particularly in North America.
The stem or culm has a prominent groove, called a sulcus, that runs along the length of each segment (or internode). Because of this it is one of the most easily identifiable genera of bamboo.
There are approximately 75 species and 200 varieties and cultivars of Phyllostachys. The largest grow to be about 100 feet (30 m) tall in optimum conditions. Some of the larger species, sometimes known as "timber bamboo", are used as construction timber and for making furniture.
Some of the smaller species can be grown as bonsai. Any of these species left uncontrolled can become a Bamboo Invasion.
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Phyllostachys altiligulata Phyllostachys angusta Phyllostachys acuta Phyllostachys arcana Phyllostachys arcana 'Yellowstone' Phyllostachys aristata phyllostachys atrovaginata phyllostachys aurea Phyllostachys aurea 'Albovariegata' Phyllostachys aurea 'Flavescens-inversa' Phyllostachys aurea 'Kansai' Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi' Phyllostachys aurea f. aurea Phyllostachys aurea f. takemurai Phyllostachys aureosulcata Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Harbin' Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureosulcata Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. pekinensis Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis Phyllostachys aurita Phyllostachys bambusoides Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Albovariegata' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castilloni' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castilloni-inversa' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Geniculata' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Kashirodake' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Katashibo' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Kawadana' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Marliacea' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'McClure's Castillon' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Mix' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Subvariegata' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Tanakae' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Violascens' Phyllostachys bambusoides 'White Crookstem' Phyllostachys bambusoides f. lacrima-deae Phyllostachys bambusoides f. nigrostriata Phyllostachys bambusoides f. shouzhu Phyllostachys bissetii Phyllostachys breviligula Phyllostachys camea Phyllostachys cantoniensis Phyllostachys chlorina Phyllostachys circumpilis Phyllostachys compressa Phyllostachys concava Phyllostachys decora Phyllostachys dulcis Phyllostachys edulis Phyllostachys edulis 'Anderson' Phyllostachys edulis 'Aureovariegata' Phyllostachys edulis 'Bicolor' Phyllostachys edulis 'Buddha's Belly' Phyllostachys edulis 'Dance Frock' Phyllostachys edulis 'Early Purple' Phyllostachys edulis 'Gimmei' Phyllostachys edulis 'Gracilis' Phyllostachys edulis 'Heterocycla' Phyllostachys edulis 'Hsiung's Grammica' Phyllostachys edulis 'Lutea' Phyllostachys edulis 'Moonbeam' Phyllostachys edulis 'Nabeshimana' Phyllostachys edulis 'Oboro' Phyllostachys edulis 'Obtusangula' Phyllostachys edulis 'Okina' Phyllostachys edulis 'Quadrangulata' Phyllostachys edulis 'Rigid' Phyllostachys edulis 'Subconvexa Phyllostachys edulis 'Tao Kiang' Phyllostachys edulis 'Tubaeformis' Phyllostachys edulis 'Venusta' Phyllostachys edulis 'Viridisulcata' Phyllostachys edulis f. edulis Phyllostachys edulis f. epruinosa Phyllostachys erecta Phyllostachys elegans Phyllostachys fimbriligula Phyllostachys flexuosa Phyllostachys glabrata Phyllostachys glauca Phyllostachys glauca f. yunzhu Phyllostachys glauca var. variabilis Phyllostachys guizhouensis Phyllostachys helva Phyllostachys heteroclada Phyllostachys heteroclada f. denigrata Phyllostachys hispida Phyllostachys humilis Phyllostachys incarnata Phyllostachys iridescens Phyllostachys iridescens f. luteosulcata Phyllostachys iridescens f. striata Phyllostachys kwangsiensis Phyllostachys Iofushanensis Phyllostachys lithophila Phyllostachys makinoi Phyllostachys manni Phyllostachys meyeri Phyllostachys meyeri f. sphaeroidea Phyllostachys nidularia Phyllostachys nidularia 'June Barbara' Phyllostachys nidularia f. farcta Phyllostachys nidularia f. glabrovagina Phyllostachys nidularia f. speciosa Phyllostachys nidularia f. sulfurea Phyllostachys nidularia f. vexillaris Phyllostachys nidularia f.mirabilis Phyllostachys nigella Phyllostachys nigra Phyllostachys nigra 'Basinigra' Phyllostachys nigra 'Bicolor' Phyllostachys nigra 'Boryana' Phyllostachys nigra 'Flavescens' Phyllostachys nigra 'Fulva' Phyllostachys nigra 'Hanchiku' Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis Albovariegata' Phyllostachys nigra 'Megurochiku' Phyllostachys nigra 'Mejiro' Phyllostachys nigra 'Okina' Phyllostachys nigra 'Othello' Phyllostachys nigra 'Pendula' Phyllostachys nigra 'Shimadake' Phyllostachys nigra 'Sujidake' Phyllostachys nigra 'Tosaensis' Phyllostachys nigra f. asagi Phyllostachys nigra f. henonis Phyllostachys nigra f. nigra Phyllostachys nigra f. punctata Phyllostachys nigra f. usuguro Phyllostachys nigra f.muchisasa Phyllostachys nigrivagina Phyllostachys nuda Phyllostachys nuda 'Ink-finger' Phyllostachys nuda f. Iocalis Phyllostachys nuda f. lucida Phyllostachys parvifolia Phyllostachys parvifolia f. lignosa Phyllostachys platyglossa Phyllostachys pingyangensis Phyllostachys platyglossa f. leucodermis Phyllostachys praecox Phyllostachys praecox f. notata Phyllostachys praecox f. prevernalis Phyllostachys praecox f. viridisulcata Phyllostachys primotina Phyllostachys prominens Phyllostachys propinqua Phyllostachys propinqua f. lanuginosa Phyllostachys pubescens Phyllostachys purpurata Phyllostachys purpurata 'Decurtata' Phyllostachys purpurata 'Solidstem' Phyllostachys purpurata 'Straightstem' Phyllostachys purpureomaculata Phyllostachys retusa Phyllostachys rigida Phyllostachys rivalis Phyllostachys robustiramea Phyllostachys rubicunda Phyllostachys rubromarginata Phyllostachys rubromarginata f. castigata Phyllostachys rutila Phyllostachys sapida Phyllostachys sedan Phyllostachys shuchengensis Phyllostachys stimulosa Phyllostachys stimulosa f. unifoliata Phyllostachys subulata Phyllostachys sulphurea Phyllostachys sulphurea 'Houzeau' Phyllostachys sulphurea 'Mitis' Phyllostachys sulphurea 'Robert Young' Phyllostachys sulphurea 'Viridisulcata Phyllostachys sulphurea f. laqueata Phyllostachys sulphurea f. sulphurea Phyllostachys sulphurea f. tricolor Phyllostachys sulphurea f. viridis Phyllostachys tianmuensis Phyllostachys tianmuensis f. flexicaulis Phyllostachys varioauriculata Phyllostachys varioauriculata var. glabrata Phyllostachys verrucosa Phyllostachys violascens Phyllostachys violascens 'Source Bleue' Phyllostachys virella Phyllostachys viridis Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens Phyllostachys viridiglaucescens 'Richelieu' Phyllostachys vivax Phyllostachys vivax 'Huangwenzhu' Phyllostachys villosa Phyllostachys vivax f. vittata Phyllostachys yunhoensis
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Weed: An every day term used in a variety of senses, usually to describe a plant considered undesirable within a certain context. The word-commonly applied to unwanted plants in human-controlled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, lawns, and parks-carries no botanical classification value, since a plant that is a weed in one context is not a weed when growing where it is wanted. Indeed, a number of plants that many consider weeds are often intentionally grown in gardens and other cultivated settings. Less commonly, the term is applied to any plant that grows and reproduces aggressively outside its native habitat. The term is occasionally used to broadly describe species outside the plant kingdom that can live in diverse environments and reproduce quickly, and has even been applied to humans
Invasive species: Applies to introduced species (also called "non-indigenous" or "non-native") that adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, and/or ecologically. Such invasive species may be either plants or animals and may disrupt by dominating a region, wilderness areas, particular habitats, or wildland-urban interface land from loss of natural controls (such as predators or herbivores). This includes non-native invasive plant species labeled as exotic pest plants and invasive exotics growing in native plant communities. It has been used in this sense by government organizations as well as conservation groups such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the California Native Plant Society. The European Union defines "Invasive Alien Species" as those that are, firstly, outside their natural distribution area, and secondly, threaten biological diversity. It is also used by land managers, botanists, researchers, horticulturalists, conservationists, and the public for noxious weeds. The kudzu vine (Pueraria lobata), Andean Pampas grass (Cortaderia jubata), and yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis), Golden Bamboo (phyllostachys aurea) are examples.
Water St in Old Yorktown Virginia Bamboo Infestation4
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Executive Order 13112


On Feb 3, 1999, Executive Order 13112 was signed establishing the National Invasive Species Council. The Executive Order requires that a Council of Departments dealing with invasive species be created. Currently there are 13 Departments and Agencies on the Council

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, as amended (16 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.), Lacey Act, as amended (18 U.S.C. 42), Federal Plant Pest Act (7 U.S.C. 150aa et seq.), Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974, as amended (7 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.), Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and other pertinent statutes, to prevent the introduction of invasive species and provide for their control and to minimize the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause, it is ordered as follows:
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