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How to control unwanted woody plants

Small buckthorn seedling growing near a fence pole in a yard.
Pull out buckthorn when it's still small.

Trees and shrubs are valued plants in Minnesota landscapes and natural areas, but sometimes they get out of hand or become invasive species. Managing these plants can be done using several techniques as well as chemical and non-chemical methods.

Visit controlling unwanted trees and shrubs to learn more about taking care of these plants responsibly and effectively.

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