how do common buck thorn impact the ecosystem ?

3 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    They take over open grassland very VERY quickly. It's invasive.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Common, or European, buckthorn, and glossy buckthorn are the two non-native, invasive buckthorn species found in Minnesota. These buckthorn species were first brought here from Europe as a popular hedging material. They became a nuisance plant, forming dense thickets in forests, yards, parks and roadsides. They crowd out native plants and displace the native shrubs and small trees in the mid-layer of the forest where many species of birds nest. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    They are an invasive non-native, deciduous, woody shrubs or small trees that were introduced to North America as ornamentals, hedge-row plantings, shelterbelts, and wildlife habitat.

    Part good, part bad.

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