What is this bush

Asked September 8, 2019, 5:50 PM EDT

In clearing our hill, there is a cluster of these plants. I was surprised to find the thorns. I’ve never seen flowers but I never knew these were there before. What are they? Is it wise to get rid of them?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

I think it is prickly ash. https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/forestry/iowa_trees/trees/prickly_ash.html The remove it, cut it off and treat the stub with roundup.