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Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research

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Caryn Rickel, president and ...

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Caryn Rickel, president and CEO of the Seymour-based Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research, shows a picture of damage done by bamboo to a Tuesday meeting of the Representative Town Meeting's Ordinance Committee. WESTPORT NEWS, CT 9/24/13 Photo: Jarret Liotta / Westport News contributed Caryn Rickel, president and CEO of the Seymour-based Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research, shows a picture of damage done by bamboo to a Tuesday meeting of the Representative Town Meeting's Ordinance Committee. WESTPORT NEWS, CT 9/24/13 Photo: Jarret Liotta Caryn Rickel, president and CEO of the Seymour-based Institute of...

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Caryn Rickel, president and CEO of the Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research in Seymour, spoke passionately about the dangers of invasive bamboo during.
"If I sound emotional, I'm getting calls every day for help in Connecticut," she said.
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"You literally can't contain it when it gets to be mature," Rickel said of the "running bamboo," which according to Alicia Mozian, the town's conservation director, is only one of 1,400 kinds.
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Rickel said this strain of bamboo was quarantined from 1918 through 1979, when laws relaxed. She said with the advent of the Internet, property owners were able to purchase bamboo more easily. "We have 6,000 infestations in Connecticut," Rickel said, and at least 35 in Westport.
"It will take your whole street out," she said. "It will take your sewers, your septics, your whole foundation," she said, explaining that the only way to combat the plant's relentless growth is to dig it out.


Mattabeseck Audubon Society

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Yellow Groove Bamboo Photo by Caryn Rickel

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According to Caryn Rickel of the Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research, this bamboo harbors histoplasmosis, as Black crows roost in this species. Caryn and the institute are working to educate Connecticut folks about this risk and to work for some laws about it. Contact her at 203 734 6344 ( evenings ok) or cri1611553@aol.com


IPM Images - Photographers and Members

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Caryn Rickel Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research


Founder Caryn Rickel said a ...

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Founder Caryn Rickel said a field researcher was visiting the township when she saw the invasion and read about the proposed ban.

Anti-bamboo laws "are ripping through states," she said.
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Caryn Rickel is on a self imposed mission to eradicate all bamboo. She has no real working knowledge of bamboo and is proclaiming herself as the expert.


Caryn Rickel, of Seymour, ...

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Caryn Rickel, of Seymour, heads the Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research, which calls yellow groove bamboo "the worst alien invader that the USA has ever encountered. There are related varieties that are nearly as bad, she said.

Rickel's group is trying to get bamboo banned in Connecticut. Her infestation was severe enough to convince Seymour's Board of Assessment Appeals to reduce the assessed value of her home by about 13 percent.
"The shoots grow right through asphalt," she said.

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