Exploding hill cane

Description: Arundinaria appalachiana, or hill cane, is a native woody bamboo in the souteastern US. We have noticed an explosion of this rivercane around some of our field sites in the piedmont region of North Carolina. Up until about 2 years ago, the understory was clear with grass. In the last two years, the cane has exploded throughout the understory. I have heard that this as happened in some other Piedmont locations as well. Why?

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Created: 17 Sep 2014 18:06
Updated: 06 Jan 2015 21:36

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