Resources for land managers

A stem of buckthorn has been pulled up and soil clings to the network of fine roots.

Online articles

Buckthorn management (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

Common and glossy buckthorn control (Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources)

Controlling buckthorn: the who, what, where, when, and how (University of Minnesota Extension, 2021)

Woodland Gardening (Chicago Botanic Garden)


Managing Invasive Buckthorn (white paper, Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center, 2022)

Landscape Alternatives for invasive trees, shrubs, and vines of the Great Lakes region (brochure, Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes Collaborative, 2021)

Managing and Restoring Woodland and Forest Communities (Chapter 3 of Guidelines for Managing and Restoring Natural Plant Communities along Trails and Waterways, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 2004)


Restoring your woodlands after a buckthorn invasion (YouTube video, part of Minnesota Woodland Owner Workshop series, presenter Jake Froyum, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2021)



Buckthorn photo © Matthew Thompson, some rights reserved (CC-BY-NC) via iNaturalist