Bloomington hosts buckthorn bust

Buckthorn bust hosted by City of Bloomington

Join Bloomington Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff and members of the Sustainability Commission to remove invasive species at Nine Mile Creek.

Volunteer activities include cutting, pulling, and hauling buckthorn. No experience is necessary. All instructions and equipment will be provided. Just bring your own work gloves, water bottle and face mask.

Day: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: 10 am – noon

Location: (1701 W 100th St, Bloomington),


branch and leaves of common buckthorn

Buckthorn is an invasive plant that creates a dense thicket in forests. It shades out native plants and has little value to wildlife. Fall is the best time to tackle buckthorn removal; as it keeps its leaves long into the fall, it is much easier to identify, being the only spot of green left. More information>