Kids Trounce Kudzu
This year, Chimney Rock State Park is breaking the loop, with some assistance from David Lee, a steward with the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. Lee helped arrange for fifteen goats to spend two weeks at the park, grazing on kudzu to their hearts’ content.
The goats have some serious benefits, compared to herbicides. They’re cheaper, they fertilize as they go, and Lee mentions another upside: “When we do sites like this, it’s so surprising the following spring, the amount of herbaceous material that comes up—native material—because of that churning.”