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Q.Japanese Barberry, Should It Remove It Due To Deer Tick Habitat ? I Am On East Coast Of Nova Scotia In Canada

Zone Oyster Pond NS Zone 6 | Christinedunn added on September 2, 2020 | Answered
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Answered on September 2, 2020

That is up to you. There is no need to remove it, as it serves as a part of the ecosystem. Ticks are a food source for many birds and mammals, but if you find yourself being bitten by them... It wouldn't hurt to remove it.

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