[permaculture] Goat browse + landscape management

Rick Valley bamboogrove at cmug.com
Mon Apr 21 22:01:34 EDT 2003

Back to the earlier postings-
as per usual, my subconscious was working on it...
and today, out popped this idea-
it might do to control a given species (in this case Eleagnus) to coppice
it, then bring on the goat herd. I've often seen coppice browsed in
preference to un-coppiced trees. And no protection of crucial species might
bp necessary. Worth a small-scale monitored test.
I'll dig up some county phone numbers to call tomorrow during biz hours
about the fire-control goat patrol.


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