Brookhaven, GA, November 22, 2016 – The Post Reports – The City of Brookhaven’s Parks & Recreation Department is getting help from a herd of goats to clean out invasive plant growth in Murphey Candler Park behind the swimming pool facility. They City has used sheep and goats in other park facilities as well – at Briarwood Park, Brookhaven Park and other parts of Murphey Candler Park.
Invasive plants are just that – invasive. If they are not controlled they can overtake woodlands and strangle valuable trees and negatively impact habitats for birds and other wildlife. One big plus for using livestock to take care of invading plants is they often graze in places that mowers can’t reach and humans don’t want to go – all without the use of harmful pesticides.
The goats are enclosed in an electric fence and are protected by two livestock dogs.