There are two big concerns when using herbicide: personal safety and environmental safety. Preventing herbicide damage to native plants nearby is extremely important.
A few things to remember:
The information provided in the links below will walk you through identifying, removing, treating with herbicide and what to do when buckthorn is gone. Want a shortened version? View a two page identification and control guide (PDF).
Removal Method – Pulling
Removal Method – Cutting
Tips on Herbicide Use
Disposal of Buckthorn
Take Back Your Woods - Identification and Control Guide (PDF)
Still have questions? Contact the City Natural Resources Department at 952-895-4543 or email.