how do common buck thorn impact the ecosystem ?
- Elaine MLv 74 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.
- Jim MoorLv 74 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.