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Trees Atlanta uses sheep to keep greenspaces clear. The sheep are especially effective at removing kudzu, which can grow a foot a day during the summer.

Meet and Greet — with Sheep

On June 21 2013, Trees Atlanta invited the public to meet the flock that helps maintain the city's urban greenspaces.
updated 06.23.13

  • Trees Atlanta uses sheep to keep greenspaces clear. The sheep are especially effective at removing kudzu, which can grow a foot a day during the summer.
    Trees Atlanta uses sheep to keep greensp…
  • The event at Chastain Park offered a variety of opportunities for the public to engage with the sheep.
    The event at Chastain Park offered a var…
  • One of the sheep gobbles down the last of a kudzu vine.
    One of the sheep gobbles down the last o…
  • Owen Radics, seven, calls his mom over to watch him feed the sheep.
    Owen Radics, seven, calls his mom over t…
  • Arriving early and staying late, kids lined the fence trying to entice the herd with handfuls of invasive vines.
    Arriving early and staying late, kids li…
  • Luke McCullough, seven, glues sheep’s wool (cotton balls) to a plastic hard-hat.
    Luke McCullough, seven, glues sheep’s wo…
  • Airleys Gartland, six, and her little brother, Jones, at the crafts station.
    Airleys Gartland, six, and her little br…
  • The sheep drew a sizable crowd, but it was still smaller than the 950 that came to last year’s event.
    The sheep drew a sizable crowd, but it w…
  • Beryl Bergquist, a Trees Atlanta volunteer, shows off some examples of invasive plants.
    Beryl Bergquist, a Trees Atlanta volunte…
  • Jack Abershire, almost two, enjoys the snacks.
    Jack Abershire, almost two, enjoys the s…
  • Brian Cash, owner of Ewe-iversally Green, carries two kittens he was hoping would be adopted.
    Brian Cash, owner of Ewe-iversally Green…
  • Kyle, one of Cash\
    Kyle, one of Cash's sheep dogs, was curi…
  • Kyle’s curiosity quickly changed to no-nonsense corralling with a quick whistle from Cash.
    Kyle’s curiosity quickly changed to no-n…
  • It’s thanks to help from dogs like Kyle that Cash can transport his herds around Atlanta singlehandedly.
    It’s thanks to help from dogs like Kyle …
  • Kyle makes sure no sheep wander off.
    Kyle makes sure no sheep wander off.
  • Ewe-niversally Green\
    Ewe-niversally Green's flock includes sh…
  • The herd\
    The herd's grazing spot in Chastain Park…
  • Sheep can clear any greenery up to six feet from the forest floor.
    Sheep can clear any greenery up to six f…
  • Before and after. The sheep will have to be moved to a new spot in a few days.
    Before and after. The sheep will have to…
  • Sheep dogs like Kyle “do the same, if not more, work as a human,” says Cash.
    Sheep dogs like Kyle “do the same, if no…