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Buckthorn: Do your woods look like this in the fall?

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Maybe you've heard of buckthorn, maybe you haven't. But one thing is certain, if you have it on your property, this is the best time of year to spot it.


What is buckthorn?

Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive shrub or small tree which was brought to the United States from Europe in the 1880s and used as hedges in yards.

Why should I care about buckthorn?

The impacts of buckthorn are many:

• It is an alternative winter host for the soybean aphid.

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