Wrong with Buckthorn?
with native plants for light, space, and nutrients.
may persist in the soil for up to 6 years before germinating.
chemicals in its roots, leaves, and fruit that inhibit the growth
of other plants.
vigorous trees that are difficult to kill, even with herbicides.
a monoculture as it invades an area, decreasing diversity of
plant communities and wildlife habitat.
to Removing Buckthorn
the medium and large buckthorn trees. Stumps must be ground
out or treated chemically. Fall is an optimum time to begin
or spray smaller seedlings.
removed, there will be a flush of new growth. Pull or spray
new seedlings. This phase could last several years.
may be necessary if the buckthorn has displaced native plants
in the area. Established native plants will make it more difficult
for buckthorn to reinvade making them a crucial part of the
buckthorn was added to the "Restricted Noxious Weed List"
in 1999 and can no longer be sold. Glossy buckthorn was added
to the list in 2001.