WHY BUST BUCKTHORN?
Common Buckthorn and Glossy Buckthorn are the two types of non-native, invasive buckthorns found in Minnesota. Both were introduced to North America from Europe in the 1800’s. These buckthorn species have long been used as hedges, ornamental shrubs and shelterbeds. However, it quickly moves from pruned, well-kept yards and invades parks, roadsides, forests and your neighbor’s backyard. By removing buckthorn plants on your property you prevent the dispersal of seeds to other land. We need your help removing buckthorn from our community forest! BUCKTHORN REMOVAL • Remove buckthorn from late June to December or when snow and cold weather are here to stay. • Use a combination of pulling, digging and cutting. • Tamp disturbed soil resulting from pulling and digging to discourage reinfestation. • Treat cut stumps to prevent resprouting.