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Common buckthorn prefers light shade and is tolerant of many soil conditions.
According to Reichenbach, the biggest three threats to urban trees are oak wilt, the emerald ash borer and invasive plants such as common buckthorn.
Some people use buckthorn as a barrier, and that’s not good because the seeds go everywhere.
Acres of Ohio horsemint, pale leafcup, leafy prairie clover and glade quillwort now thrive on land that once was a forest of prickly buckthorn.
Steve Sullivan, county parks director, said last week that the county has spent about $700,000 since 2015 to restore prairies, improve woodlands, enhance water quality in ponds and remove buckthorn in the 2,000-acre park.
Invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn have been targeted for removal, and young bur oaks, often protected by a mesh blanket, have been planted among the grasslands.
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