Saturday, September 12, 2009

Goats vs. Kudzu: Round 1

Keep Durham Beautiful (KDB) recently sponsored a test of goat versus Kudzu at "Kudzu Corner" on East Forest Hills Boulevard.  In the short term, the goats the longer term, the Kudzu returns.  Looking for an environmentally sensitive way to address the encroachment of invasive plants in the Forest Hills area, the Forest Hills Neighborhood Association coordinated with KDB to test the use of goats in reducing Kudzu.  The test was successful, and plans are currently being studied for additional use of goats at the corner.  This link to photos from Keep Durham Beautiful's web site shows step-by-step progress over a four-hour period.