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Buckthorn Bust Neighborhood Guide

The Buckthorn Bust Neighborhood Guide was created to help residents combat the problem of buckthorn on their property and in their neighborhoods. This guide is designed to help you organize a buckthorn bust in your community and is comprised of two primary parts, the Buckthorn Manual and Buckthorn Worksheets. Additionally, the Buckthorn QuickGuide provides information on buckthorn identification and removal techniques.

Throughout the manual, worksheets are referenced in parentheses. These worksheets will assist you in designing and implementing your buckthorn bust program. It includes:

  • Information on buckthorn for distribution.
  • Press releases.
  • A Fundraising worksheet.
  • Volunteer sign-up forms.
  • A program timeline.


This project was funded by the USDA-Forest Service, coordinated by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, and created by Tree Trust.

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