BABYLON - Officials in the Town of Babylon are warning residents about the $500 fine that will be imposed for allowing bamboo to grow out of control.

Officials approved the new law yesterday, according to Newsday.

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Officials say residents must keep their bamboo in a planter or use plastic barriers to keep the invasive plant from spreading.

The plant also needs to be at least 10-feet away from the property line.

Officials say anyone who violated the rules will face up to $500 a day in fines.