Posted by Phil Andrews
With all the attention being paid to building Guelph's urban tree canopy and coincidentally managing the Emerald Ash Borer problem, there are no shortage of tree-issues facing the municipality and the community.
One area seemingly receiving less attention -- or at least less prominent attention -- is the battle against buckthorn locally.
Eradication efforts on it spurred news coverage every so often a few years back. Sometimes it came after residents expressed surprise at abrupt actions to remove the invasive plant from on of close to their properties.
It's not because buckthorn has died off. It's flourishing on lots of city land too.