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Is buckthorn really that bad?
Whitetail Deer
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Starfire 26-Oct-22
Huntcell 26-Oct-22
From: Starfire
I cut down some buckthorn and the deer started eating the leaves. I thought there was no value in buckthorn. How bad can it be if it provide food and cover. What does everyone think?

From: Huntcell
It crowds out all other plant life it becomes a mono-culture. After a clear-cut logging operation, Seen vast hillsides become nothing but buckthorn, no birch, maples, oaks etc, etc, etc,

More life in a diverse landscape. More deer in a diverse landscape. I suspect buckthorn is low on a deers goto food list.

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