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Brookhaven parks and Recreation Department brings back the kudzu culling goats to Brookhaven parks

Post Date:07/28/2017 4:49 PM

Brookhaven, GA, July 28, 2017 – Starting tomorrow, July 29, Brookhaven’s Parks and Recreation Department will reintroduce goats to select Brookhaven parks to mitigate the growth of invasive plant species such as the infamous Kudzu vine. 

The lovable goats will begin work 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 was introduced to the United States in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition and has taken root throughout the Southeast in the decades since.

“Kudzu has been known to grow at rates as rapid as 1 foot per day and their 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.”

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