Brookhaven, GA, July 29, 2017 – The Post Reports — According to the Brookhaven Communications Department, goats will be returning to select Brookhaven parks to mitigate the growth of invasive plant species such as the infamous Kudzu vine. Their work will begin in Osborne Park this week and will stay there over the course of the next two weeks. Two weeks after this first herd is placed, another herd of goats will be situated in Briarwood Park to begin culling the Kudzu and other overgrowth.
“Kudzu has been known to grow at rates as rapid as 1 foot per day and the invasive nature demands effective methods of control,” says Parks and Recreation Director Brian Borden. “I believe that the utilization of goat herds is not only effective but environmentally friendly as well.”
Goats have been used throughout Brookhaven’s Parks for a couple of years now.