May 26, 2015 - Posted by: The Tree Doctor
Who knew goats could be so helpful at Earth Day events? Read below to find out how they contributed to invasive plant removal at Esquimalt, British Columbia's Highrock Park!
Did you know? Goats are a sustainable solution to help weed out invasive species from large landscapes—making them the perfect guests for an Earth Day park cleanup event.
Most Earth Day events guest lists include city officials, community members and school students. But the city of Esquimalt, B.C., Canada, switched it up this Earth Day by inviting 12 goats to its annual Earth Day celebration in Esquimalt’s Highrock Park.
Davey Canada’s Victoria, B.C., residential tree services office co-sponsored this unique event. Davey crewmembers were excited to work alongside the weed-chomping goats to help the community.
Goats are an environmentally-friendly solution to weed out invasive species and native plants and trees such as Himalayan blackberry, Daphne, Scotch broom, English ivy and holly, which all threaten the park’s delicate ecosystem.