Goats have been brought into Boston to clear out a brutal overgrowth of poison ivy and other invasive plants in a park.  It's a clever way to rid the area of the dreaded plants organically.

Goats are being used more and more to clear out difficult plants that have taken over. Goats can eat poison ivy with no problems to their digestive tracts. This eliminates the need for herbicides and heavy equipment.  Cities and towns are renting the goats from New England companies like The Goatscaping Company. The goats are actually faster than humans and their tools in bringing the plants to their roots.  No worries about loud machinery when using goats. Just the quiet noise of their chomping.

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