The City of Duluth invites residents to join in on the ongoing fight against the invasive shrub – Buckthorn.
Buckthorn is a common invasive plant that is prevalent not only in City parks and on trails, but also in backyards and front lawns. Buckthorn was first introduced into our area in the early 1800’s when it was used as a popular hedging plant. Now, it is illegal to import, sell or transport buckthorn in Minnesota.
Community members are invited to attend a public informational meeting to learn more about buckthorn identification and control methods:
Thursday, October 24th – Informational Session – 5-6PM @ Hartley Nature Center.
Duluth residents can assist in the removal and eradication of buckthorn during the Buckthorn Brigade events on the following dates:
- Sunday, October 27th – 2-4PM @ Lakewalk @ 21st.
- Saturday, November 9th – 10AM-12PM @ Keene Creek (West Duluth).
- Sunday, November 10th – 2-4PM @ Western Waterfront Trail.
For details, see Buckthorn Brigade in Action October & November 2013.