Goats report to work at Spring Grove Cemetery

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Goats - yes, goats - reported for groundskeeping duties Friday afternoon at historic Spring Grove Cemetery.

The goats were brought to graze the cemetery, helping landscape a portion of the grounds, according to David Gressley, director of horticulture for Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.

It's part of an experiment to see how well grazing animals can control invasive plants, Gressley said.

The goats will remain on-site until they consume one acre of vegetation, Gressley said.

They will be fenced in the northwest corner of the Woodland Preserve adjacent to sections 116 and 100/113. Just in case it gets cold, a shelter will be positioned next to the parking area inside the Woodland Preserve.

Spring Grove Cemetery was established as a non-profit cemetery in 1845 and is considered a National Historic Landmark.

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