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Giant timber bamboo

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Day 1 of measuring: fat bamboo shoot is 58″ tall

This giant timber bamboo grove came over from the neighbours’ yard. My guess it’s been there since the late 1960s, back when a well-known Japanese-Canadian poet lived next door. Recently the neighbours cut down all the stems on their side of the fence, but I am tolerating it on my side because it’s beautiful and acts as a privacy screen.

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