Removal Method - Cutting and Herbicide
Overview of Removal Method - Cutting and Herbicide
Before beginning removal, check your property for young oaks, cherries, and dogwoods. Mark with flagging tape or flags. Protect young oaks with cages. If you are unsure where to start, see our Buckthorn Removal Priority Chart
For buckthorn larger than one inch in diameter, property that is sloped, has young oaks or a ground layer with wildflowers or ferns:
- For best results, cut and herbicide buckthorn in the fall. Fall application helps aid identification and avoid resprouts. The herbicide will be carried to the roots with the sap for the winter, killing the plant.
- Cut buckthorn level and close to the ground.
- Herbicide immediately with a recommended herbicide concentration:
- Glyphosate products at a concentration of 25-27% active ingredient.
- Trichlopyr products at a concentration of 8% active ingredient.
Do not use near storm sewers, wetlands, ditches, streams, rivers, lakes or ponds. If you are removing buckthorn near areas with water, use Rodeo® herbicide, or equivalent, at a concentration of 25%. Local retailers partner with the City to provide discounts on buckthorn herbicides for our residents.Tips
Please see Tips for Using Herbicide
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