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Buckthorn control

Peter Dzuik

There are over 100 species of buckthorn (Rhamnus) worldwide, most of which are native in northern temperate regions. We are primarily interested in two species which have been identified as problematic invasive species.


Buckthorn control is labor intensive. Strategies include one or more of the following:

Chemical control

Sources: MN Dept. of Ag. Bulletin Buckthorn and Its Control; Hennepin Parks, U of MN Dept. of Forest Resources; Buckhorn Links

Reviewed 2009

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