SWCD update: Learn how to battle invasive buckthorn


October 6, 2023

It’s the season of stunning reds, yellows, oranges, crisp autumn mornings with brilliant blue skies. It’s also the time of year many of us northern folks look forward to tromping around in the woods and wetlands with our hunting dogs chasing our choice of wild game. Those of you who frequent the woods in the fall may have noticed a particular shrub that is still green and holds onto its leaves way longer than the surrounding trees. What is it? Buckthorn.

These invaders may already be a thorn in your side. Look in your backyard or favorite park. They are glossy and common buckthorn. Buckthorn g...

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