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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.

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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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