MLA graduate aims to restore canebreaks in Georgia.

Thomas Peters of Athens wants to raise some cane — by bringing back canebrakes in Georgia and elsewhere in the South.

As almost any rural Southerner knows, canebrakes are dense stands of river cane, North America’s only native bamboo species.

“I want to do everything I can to restore canebrakes in Georgia,” said Peters, who has a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia.