Plymouth - Hardenbergh Open Space Buckthorn Bust

Plymouth - Hardenbergh Open Space Buckthorn Bust

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The City of Plymouth is seeking volunteers to help with upcoming Buckthorn Busts – an annual series of coordinated efforts to remove the invasive plant from the city.

Buckthorn Busts are scheduled the following Saturdays:

-Oct. 19
-Oct. 26

To participate, email or call the city’s volunteer coordinator at 763-509-5230.


According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, buckthorn is designated as a restricted noxious weed in Minnesota. It's illegal to import, sell or transport common, European, glossy or alder buckthorn in this state. The invasive species chokes out native plants, reproduces rapidly and dominates the area.

Weed wrenches and other tools can be borrowed from the city. Resources needed for busts include gardening gloves, shovels, sheers, a hand-held saw and an herbicide. Buckthorn must be pulled by the root to be effectively eradicated from the area. Shovels may be needed to remove larger, well-rooted plants, while gardening sheers may be used to cut the smaller shoots.

If the root remains, it will sprout again. If removal of the root is not feasible, an herbicide, such as Roundup Concentrate Plus with 18-20% glyphosate, can be applied to the freshly cut buckthorn stump to prevent it from growing back. If an herbicide is not applied to the stump, five to eight shoots will grow up around the previously cut area.

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Event Details

Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

This event also occurs on 10/26/2019

Hardenbergh Open Space
18025 12th Ave. N
Plymouth MN 55447

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