Hello Folks,My village is hoping to keep our town commons and oak grove with grazers (I'm pushing shropshire sheep). It is a 10-ac plot (7 ac grass pasture, 3 ac oak grove with maple and other…Continue
"The head of our town board suggested using goats to maintain the area to the people doing the thinning this last spring. The arborist doing the thinning is behind the idea. The opposition is worried about the village green and forest being turned…"
"Glad to hear you'll be doing some thinning. I think one comment to the town would be the need to have animals to keep the understory form developing into invasive shrubs.
Reach out to the Savanna Institute, they may have images of burr…"
"Thanks, Joe. I will reach out to some goat folks. Thanks for the lead.
Luckily the underbrush is being cleared and the maples are being taken down to leave the burr oaks, so we should have a nice dappled understory. We'll see, but the warning…"
I am not familiar with any municipal silvopastures but you might reach out to some of the contract goat grazers around the country. I imagine some may have worked with municipalities in the past. Here's one company example and there are…"
Hello Folks,My village is hoping to keep our town commons and oak grove with grazers (I'm pushing shropshire sheep). It is a 10-ac plot (7 ac grass pasture, 3 ac oak grove with maple and other undergrowth being brush hogged this year). The plan is to use mobile netting and move them around to keep the vegetation in check. The sheep will live in an adjacent paddock with more permanent fencing and structures.We have to convince the town council that this is a viable project to try for three…See More
Friends,Following is a link to the AFTA website looking at some different means of protecting trees in a silvopasture. Incidentally, this site was overgrown with invasives and the existing timber…Continue
Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate…Continue