Common Buckthorn

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Learn more about buckthorn and how to effectively eliminate buckthorn with the Root Talon. The Root Talon is the ideal tool for removing invasive plants.

Common Buckthorn — Rhamnus cathartica L. 

Common buckthorn is a shrub or small tree that can grow to 22 feet in height and have a trunk up to 10 inches wide. Exotic buckthorns tend to form dense, even-aged thickets, crowding out and shading native shrubs and herbs, often completely obliterating them. And dense buckthorn seedlings prevent the regeneration of native trees and shrubs.

We've found the following web sites and information helpful in understanding invasive plant removal, including Buckthorn:

Buckthorn: What you should know.
What Gardeners Are Talking About: Buckthorn
What You Can Do To Control Buckthorn

The Ideal Solution to a Common Problem

The Root Talon's strong-gripping talon hook wraps around the sapling or plant stem. The two forks hold the plant while you apply pressure to the long handle, levering the plant out of the ground. The Root Talon removes the plant with the root intact, so you don't need to worry about regrowth, and the process is environmentally friendly. You can feel good because you're not using chemicals or poisons.

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