Goat Landscaping

Here at TreeYo Permaculture, we like to utilize the most eco-friendly options available for land management and landscape design. In addition to our permaculture-based design & consulting services, we also offer goat-landscaping. Our herd can be rented for removal of invasive plant-species, brush removal, soil aeration and fertilization in areas that may be difficult for humans to access or address, even with machinery. The cost of renting our herd can pass on significant savings to both individuals and organizations alike.

Benefits of utilizing goats for brush removal & land management:
  • Reduces the carbon footprint of your project

Conventional landscaping can be heavy on fossil-fuel usage, requiring fuel for transport of workers, heavy machinery, mowers and weedeaters. With TreeYo, we only require fuel for transportation of goats and the occasional equipment used to install lines of fence. We utilize re-chargable, electric equipment whenever possible, to further reduce our carbon footprint.

  • Reduces the need for chemical applications

Conventional landscaping services can involve heavy spraying of herbicides, pesticides, anti-fungals and other toxic chemicals. Many of these chemicals have been outlawed in other places in the world due to their proven toxicity and are still allowed in the United States. (often requiring no handler’s license for application) These chemicals have been proven to be harmful to humans and animals, leaching into the soil and contaminating our water sources. With TreeYo, we avoid chemical applications all together.

  • Improved soil aeration & fertilization (less soil compaction)

As the goats herd moves, their hooves perfectly aerate the soil. With conventional agricultural and landscaping practices, heavy machinery used can cause soil to be compacted, encouraging the growth of undesirable or invasive plant species and making the land difficult to work with. As the herd moves, they also deposit high-quality fertilizer into the soil via their feces, which comes out in small pellets (much like a rabbit). Due to the small size and consistency, this very quickly breaks down and increases the fertility of your land.

  • Goats are cute!

And let’s just face the facts… goats are much cuter and more entertaining than watching some person spray glyphosate on your invasive honeysuckle. Goats have personality, their herd structure is interesting to observe, they are incredibly playful and don’t make the racket that fuel-powered equipment does. They are A-L-W-A-Y-S hungry… so, let’s feed the goats!

If you are interested in a quote for your project, please submit your information in the form below:

Our current project is installed at Colerain Park: 4725 Springdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251

We will be hosting an educational talk followed by a Q&A session on July 31st, at 7pm.

For more information, please visit the Colerain Park District’s website or Facebook page.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Colerain-Township-349730118466972/?tn-str=k*F

Website: https://www.colerain.org/

The goat crew exploring their set up in Colerain Park.
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