Living with buckthorn
I bought a home on 1 acre of wooded land in winter. It's a fixer-upper and the landscape has been neglected for decades. Come spring I discover: 1/3 of the land is covered in Buckthorn/Honeysuckle. Trees are Ash, Cottonwood and Boxelder. This is 90% of the fauna on the property. Everything I read tells me to eradicate the Buckthorn but I can't find anything about managing it. I agree that it has many undesirable qualities, but it does provide privacy and prevents animals and people from entering my yard. There is no economical way to remove it all and I am realizing I may never win the battle if I try to conquer it.