Another botanical attraction on Maui’s “Road to Hana” is the bamboo. At various places, this grows in enormous and practically-impenetrable forests. The plants must reach 20 to 30 feet high and their bushy tops provide a lovely, smoothly-curved or moulded look to the top of the forest. I’ll likely post a picture of this later since it’s tricky to describe but suffice it to say that it looks wonderful.
During our time here, we’ve remarked on the fact that much of the wildlife we’ve seen has been invasive species. The two best examples are the Chinese pheasant which can be seen everywhere on the Big Island and also the mongooses (mongeese?) that are extraordinarily common. I suspect that the bamboo is also an invader but it made for some interesting conversations regarding the viability of introducing Giant Pandas and whether or not they may breed like wildfire and become a pest here too.
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