Once buckthorn has been removed, the area may be devoid of vegetation. Many beneficial, non-invasive native shrubs, and perennials may be planted as substitutes.
Visit the Maplewood Nature Center demonstration gardens to see examples of native plants.
Check out Native Shrubs for Homeowners
for information on native shrubs to plant in your yard. Native plant material will grow best if its source is within 100 miles of where it will be planted. See the Native Plant Nurseries
web page for a list of nurseries within 100 miles of the metro area.