Come Meet the Sheep July 27th from 2pm til 4 pm !!!
Have Ewe Herd? The Sheep are Coming
to Candler Park!
Come Meet the Sheep July 27th from
2 to 4 PM!
Kids snacks and activities!
Trees Atlanta has hired 100 new four-legged employees: hungry sheep!
The two legged Friends of Candler Park in the last few years have done the best we can do in the battle of pesky invasive plants such as Poisson Ivy, Kudzu and Privet. It is now time to call in the pros. The furry Friends of Candler Park will have only one task this fall: eat and eliminate invasive plants around the nature path in the ravine (closest to the corner of Mclendon and Callan Cir.). Trees Atlanta’s education and outreach program surrounding the sheep initiative is called “Have Ewe Herd??” Trees Atlanta is often faced with extensive invasive plant removal in the green spaces where it works to preserve existing tree canopy and replant young trees (learn more about invasive plants). Typically, the non-profit citizens group uses multiple applications of herbicide to eliminate the pesky plants. Though the chemicals are applied by licensed professionals and used as sparingly as possible, The Friends of Candler Park constantly seeks invasive plant control methods that are more environmentally-friendly. “Sheep offer a low-impact solution for controlling invasive plants on sites that do not contain sensitive or endangered plants, as well as on steeply sloped properties,” said Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Coordinator, Brian Williams. ” Each sheep can eat up to 150 square feet of kudzu per day.” The sheep in this program, hired from Ewe-niversally Green, are protected by a human shepherd and guard dogs. The sites are surrounded by electrified temporary fencing to keep the sheep safe and on-task while they are working. Come down and “Meet the Sheep” October 19th from 3pm to 6pm. Baaaaa!! Baaaaa!!