Tag Archives: Buckthorn Blaster

How to Identify Buckthorn in Your Woodland

The cooler temperatures of fall make it a great season to work on removing buckthorn. Many of our native trees and shrubs change leaf color and begin dropping their leaves in fall. This provides the buckthorn novice with better odds … Continue reading

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NON-NATIVE PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE CONTROL – Control Instructions with Photos

The purple/pink blossoming spikes of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) are so beautiful this time of year that I wish this plant could be native to our area. Those responsible for its intentional introduction felt the same way. In Europe and … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT PLANT IN MY WOODLAND? – Woody Vines: Wild Riverbank Grape

Wild grape, or riverbank grape (Vitis riparia ) was the topic of my last posting on June 13, 2012. Before moving on to a new vining species, I wanted to share these close-up photos of a mature vine. The wild … Continue reading

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May 4, 2012 – Invasive Plant Information

On Friday, May 4, 2012, I will be on location at the Friends of Birch Island Woods plant sale in Eden Prairie, Minnesota to provide information and answer questions about plants that are invasive in the Midwest. Our Buckthorn Blaster … Continue reading

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Non-native invasive buckthorn has infested your woodland. How do you restore the native woodland habitat that existed before the buckthorn problem? My favored method of buckthorn control is cut-stump treatment. Done properly, the benefits of controlling buckthorn by cut-stump treatment … Continue reading

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