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David Biffel
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Walked woods of new property and need help identifying some plants.
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Russell Olson
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Top one is buckthorn, awful invasive species that will really take over your forest undergrowth and edges if you let it, good for firewood and woodworking(orange colored wood). I'd pull it out by the roots if you can, or cut it and kill it somehow. I'm infested with it and unfortunately am still working on a good non chemical way of removing it besides pulling it out by the roots.

Second is wild raspberry.

Third is black cherry, good wood, berries are usually eaten by the birds before they get that ripe. I've heard they have some medicinal uses. I think they're pretty astringent.
 
leila hamaya
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^^^ agree with these IDs ^^^
only i like buckthorn / or whatever other species (?) of ceanothus that you have there.

https://keys2liberty.wordpress.com/tag/buck-brush/

nitrogen fixer, good deer food (they love to eat the leaves of this one, keep them away from your preferred stuff) shade tolerance, drought tolerance,and just for beauty. birds and bees enjoy it, and technically its edible and used as a tea, and medicinally.
not to say it would be great for taking over your garden beds, but i do think its got more going for it than being an "awful invasive"
 
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