- Jun 27, 2019
Autumn olive in Michigan is thick. My brothers place is covered up in it.
The Michigan DNR brought the crap in and planted it on State lands, and it didn't take long to realize what a miserable mistake that was.
I made the same mistake, I bought some from Coldstream Farms and made a thicket on barren ground. Years later I had to remove it all.
There were Michigan deer experts, Tornado Jim, who wanted to argue with me what a fabulous habitat plant it is.
It was a monster on my Iowa property, the neighbor planted it to prune walnut trees.
Dr. Craig told me that 80% of his time in the field was spent combating autumn olive.
Michigan is also a great place to grow glossy buckthorn and bush honeysuckle.
I found one autumn olive here on my ky property.