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"the vine that ate the south"

"the vine that ate the south"
Kudzu, also known as “the vine that ate the south” was brought here from Japan to be used for erosion control. Unfortunately the south has perfect conditions for the vine to flourish, and they never imaged it would grow at such a rate to “consume” complete buildings and property. The vine grows at a rate of approximately 1 ft per day- you can imagine how quickly structures can be covered. The top photo I took March 10th of this year, before the Kudzu had a chance to spring back to life after the winter freeze. The bottom photo I took today, and you can see that the structure is completely covered as well as the surrounding trees.

"the vine that ate the south"