Buckthorn Bust in Lynnhurst, Saturday Nov. 5

Meet at Aldrich Avenue and Minnehaha Pkwy. on the north side of Minnehaha Creek. Please bring gloves and tools, such as pruners, loppers, and shovels. We will have some weed wrenches available for sharing.

Buckthorn is bad because:

  • It out competes native plants for nutrients, sunlight, and moisture choking out surrounding trees and plants and making it nearly impossible for new growth to take root under its canopy of dense vegetation.
  • It degrades wildlife habitat and alters the natural food chain and growth of an otherwise healthy forest.

Send questions to environment@lynnhurst.com.