Asked on Oct 6, 2019

How do I get rid of buckthorn?

Alexis @ Chemistry CachetDeb KCheryl A


4 answers
  • Paula
    on Oct 6, 2019

    Pull out what you can ,shovel out the rest. One person with a chainsaw the other with stump treatment. Brush it on. I used an old shoe polish bottle or foam brush. Concentrate on the bigger trees with berries first. Just keep at it. We have 5 acres. We have Big bonfires. That's the fun reward. Good luck. It's hard work but worth it. Be diligent.

  • Deb K
    Deb K
    on Oct 7, 2019

    Hello, Spray foliage of short buckthorn or seedlings with a herbicide. Glyphosate (one brand name is Roundup) will kill all actively growing vegetation on which it is sprayed. Triclopyr will kill broadleaf plants and will not harm grasses when applied properly.

  • Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
    Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
    on Oct 12, 2019

    You will need to use a specially formulated weed killer for buckthorn. I recommend contacting your local extension agent to see what they recommend for your area

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