While trail clearing this spring in efforts to open up the Hoyt-Hall Preserve in Marshfield to public recreation (stay tuned for official opening announcement – Fall 2016!) Wildlands Trust noticed that heavy patches of the nuisance poison ivy occur along portions of the trail system. Wildlands Trust decided to try a no-chemical treatment with GoGreenGoat to eradicate the poison ivy.
For one week, four goats did a great job browsing down all things green along the walking trail. The Trust will be monitoring the regrowth of the woody nuisance ivy over the next few growing seasons. We will likely reenlist the services of the goats in future projects across Wildlands Trust properties in southeastern Massachusetts.