Peaches

Peaches

Blackberry busters

NANAIMO – City hires company that uses goats to remove invasive blackberry bushes.

Peaches, front, Millet, Cream Flower and Buster make short work of Himalayan blackberry bushes in Bowen Park with a little help from their handler Allan Iwanyshyn of Goats On the Hoof Vegetation Management last week.

The city hired the company for several days as part of eradication activities during Invasive Plant Month this May to test the economic viability of using the animals to clear and control invasive plant species in local parks.