After Clearing Out the Buckthorn...
Today the tree guys have been here all day, cutting down all the buckthorn between our arbor vitae and the creek that runs along the east side of our lot. Now what?
What can I use to poison the stumps (cut to ground)? How can I encourage some native growth here? Remaining trees are primarily spindly elm 'volunteers' and ashes about 40 feet tall -- all probably doomed by Dutch Elm or Emerald Ash Borer.
This is a swath about 200' X 15'. I can't physically do much (arthritis, asthma), but need some guidance about what should be done.
I'm 30 miles north of Chicago, a couple miles inland from Lake Michigan.
(Oh, this is also a deer path.)
Thanks for all ideas!