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Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Johnson Oct 11, 2018. 4 Replies

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

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Scott Johnson replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed
"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…"
Oct 11, 2018
Joe Orefice replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed
"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…"
Oct 11, 2018
Scott Johnson replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed
"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…"
Oct 11, 2018
Joe Orefice replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed
"Scott, 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…"
Oct 11, 2018
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Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed

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
Sep 24, 2018
Scott Johnson left a comment for Scott Johnson
"Thanks Brett, I'm looking for examples where people have used sheep to crop park-like places to bring to our town council. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Scott"
Sep 24, 2018
Brett Chedzoy left a comment for Scott Johnson
"sounds like a neat project!  Hope you'll post some updates.  -- Brett"
Sep 23, 2018
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I live in a village with a commons and we are hoping to use sheep and/or goats to maintain a mixed forest-and-grassland on 10 ac. I'm organizing the co-op to own and maintain the flock.

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At 8:37pm on September 23, 2018, Brett Chedzoy said…

sounds like a neat project!  Hope you'll post some updates.  -- Brett

At 10:09am on September 24, 2018, Scott Johnson said…

Thanks Brett,

I'm looking for examples where people have used sheep to crop park-like places to bring to our town council. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Scott

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