Buckthorn is considered an invasive species in many areas of the United States, where it was originally brought over from Europe as an ornamental shrub in the 1800s.
I had a friend bring me several pieces of very large (10 to 12 in.) diameter pieces. I was able to make these bowls.
Buckthorn is very unstable in that it will crack even after being stable for a while.
Common Name(s): Buckthorn
Distribution: Widespread throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and northern Africa
Buckthorn is such a small tree that it is of virtually no commercial potential, and its wood is not typically offered for sale. Most pieces are obtained through local harvesting by hobbyists.