Invasive weeds cause environmental damages and losses of up to $120 billion per year nationally. They crowd out native woodland plants and rob wildlife of crucial food and cover sources. Climbing species can also strangle trees and bring down limbs.
Goats and sheep can stem that invasion, even where machines often can't get to and where manual removal is very labor intensive. At Noon, Thursday, July 22, University of Maryland will host a webinar on how to target goat and sheep grazing to control thickets of brambles, poison ivy, even kudzu, Oriental bittersweet, Tree of Heaven, multiflora rose, Japanese honeysuckle, mile-a-minute, and more. If you have internet service, you can "sit in".
This webinar is your chance to learn from Extension specialists and professionals in the field how to implement this practice on your land. Contact Carol Taylor to register ([email protected] or 410-827-8056, ext. 135). A recording will be available at www.naturalresources.umd.edu soon after the live presentation.
Presenters will include Nevin Dawson, forest stewardship educator, and Susan Schoenian, Extension sheep and goat specialist at University of Maryland; and Brian Knox, president of Sustainable Resource Management, Inc. and supervising forester for Eco-Goats.