Welcome to RemoveBadPlants.com.
This website was created in 2011 to help educate and coordinate buckthorn removal events at parks and woodlands in Plymouth, Minnesota. The success of these “Buckthorn Busts” was incredible. The bike trails in some of these woods were over grown with buckthorn. The kids literally could not use them anymore. Residents could not walk their dogs through these trails. Now the woods and trails are bustling with activity again. The goal of this website is to create an educational resource that will expand far beyond the borders of Plymouth, Minnesota. New videos, check lists, and information will be added on a regular basis through 2012.
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Buckthorn Removal Season is here!
The best time to cut and chemically treat buckthorn in the Midwest is August through November. During these months the sap is flowing back down to the root zone. Cutting and treating buckthorn during these months will result in a higher kill rate. The herbicide that is applied to the freshly cut stump is absorbed and is sucked back down to the roots. Now is the time to start talking to neighbors and organized groups in your area. Groups you should contact include cub scouts, boy scouts, girl scouts, local businesses and churches. Everyone knows their local parks and woodlands are infested with buckthorn.
Make 2012 the year you stand up and make a difference in your neighborhood!
Basic equipment and supplies needed for a Buckthorn Bust.
Coordinating buckthorn removal events can be a challenging task. To make sure you have a successful event encourage your volunteers to bring any of the suggested equipment and supplies. Bring extra items if you can for others to use.
- Safety glasses and leather gloves
- Round Up Plus (18% Glyphosate)
- Old coffee mugs and sponge paint brushes
- Lopper. (Branch pruner) and hand pruning shears
- Any type of handsaw
- Battery Operated Sawzall or Chain saw.
- Tarp for moving pruned buckthorn to collection areas.
Please contact us with any questions.