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Buckthorn Busters: Volunteer in Woodbury

An event is planned at Edgewater Park in Woodbury.

Volunteers will gather Saturday, Oct. 20, at Woodbury’s Edgewater Park to remove buckthorn on the south end of Colby Lake.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 12:30 p.m. 

“Buckthorn is an invasive species that sprouts leaves early and retains them late into the fall, creating a dense wall of vegetation,” reads a release from the city. “Native plants cannot compete and eventually disappear.”

The city partners with Great River Greening and Warner's Outdoor Solutions for the annual Buckthorn Busting event.

       Related: Woodbury's Buckthorn Busters

Those interested in volunteering can register on the Great River Greening website.

More information on buckthorn is available on the Department of Natural Resources website.

Editor’s note: As part of the city’s efforts to eliminate buckthorn, the mayor dressed up as the weed during the Woodbury Community Foundation’s Soiree Spooktakular last year. See: Video: Woodbury Community Foundation Soiree

 

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Andrew October 08, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I sure hope they are spraying the stumps or it is pointless for them to even do this. There is an apparatus called a buck thorn puller that also works exceptionally well, they should definitely consider getting their hands on some for this project if they haven't already considered it.
Kris Janisch October 08, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Thanks for the info Andrew. Do you have a link to someplace they sells them?

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