Buckthorn Management in the Altona Forest
a cool, rainy early evening at the begininng of November of 2003 three Altona
Forest Committee members (the chair, co-chair and a TRCA employee) set up the
Altona Forest's first Buckthorn Manangement Test Plot. We handed picked six trees
for this first test plot. Each tree is first cut down with the chain saw to just
above the ground level. We then secured with screws and nails large tin cans to
cover the remaining stump. This blockage of light will prevent the tree from resprouting.
We will be back in the spring to see how they are - or are not doing.