Methods to Remove Buckthorn from Your Garden

Understanding Buckthorn

Learn why buckthorn is considered invasive, how it harms native species, and how to control its growth

Buckthorn Identification

Learn to identify common buckthorn species, such as Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)


Use hands-on methods such as cutting, tugging, and digging to physically remove buckthorn plants, being sure to dispose of them properly to prevent regrowth.

Chemical Control 

 consider employing herbicides as a targeted method, following established application recommendations and precautions for safe and effective outcomes.

Preventive Measures

To prevent buckthorn from re-establishing in your garden, use preventative measures such as mulching, native plant establishment

Professional Help

Seek expert advice and support from local conservation organizations, garden centers, or professional landscapers that specialize in invasive species management.

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