Two separate plants - both Buckthorn?

Littleton, MA

Hello, I'm having a difficult time going back and forth between invasive and non-invasive (Massachusetts). Any help will be appreciated. I'd like to remove it asap if its invasive but if not, I'd prefer to just clean it up a bit.

The first one almost seems like glossy and common buckthorn combined in one spot. The second one seems like buckthorn but there aren't any berries.

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Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Your first picture looks to clearly be a Buckthorn.

I think your second image is a shrubby Dogwood (Cornus sp.).

Cut a branch or two, and photo the details of the leaves, stems, buds, etc. in a clear manner rather than "on the hoof" in order to positively ID that plant.

Littleton, MA

Thanks for the response. It's nice to know I can start clearing the Buckthorn.

I added some more photos of the possible Dogwood shrub. I took them before going to work thinking I had enough clear ones but maybe not. I figured I would add them anyway and add cut a few branches and take a few more snapshots as you suggested if these don't suffice.

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Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Cut some branches.

Also, you've only shown images of the upper parts of these plants. Show us some main stems/trunks and how these come out of the ground.

Littleton, MA

A few more pics

Littleton, MA

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