Last fall I first discovered he liked to dig at the roots when I loosened it up with a shovel so I attempted to videotape it. “Jake really likes to help” I really need to get someone else to do it as I start the digging and then he pulls it out… doing it all really doesn’t work well! It seems like there must be a distinct smell in the roots of the buckthorn tree because he does a lot of sniffing before he digs. Then… the bigger, the better! The one foot trees….boring… The 4-6 foot ones…. a prize to be coveted! Here he is with the collection of some of the bigger trees.
Video of Jake pulling it out!