Grow with KARE: Buckthorn Bust in Plymouth

6:09 PM, Oct 12, 2012   |    comments
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PLYMOUTH, Minn. -  Dave Turbenson is a guy who wants to make a difference in his community. 

He started in 2011 to help educate and coordinate buckthorn removal events at parks and woodlands in his community. 

The success of these buckthorn busts has been incredible.  He reported that before the removal of harmful invasive buckthorn the bike trails in some of the woods were over grown to a point that kids literally could not use them anymore. Residents could not walk their dogs through these trails. Now the woods and trails are bustling with activity again.

The goal of this website is to create an educational resource that will expand far beyond the borders of Plymouth, Minnesota.

Bobby and I went out and spent some time with him and he showed us how he removes the invasive species.  In the coming weeks, there are many ways you take part.  Here are the list of upcoming buckthorn busts in Plymouth.

Great job Dave!

Belinda and Bobby

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