Goats Are Coming to Tyler!

Q: What has four legs, can go where machines and people can’t, and eats weeds?

A: Goats!

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This summer, we’re bringing goats to Tyler to eat weeds in our meadows.

Will you help us?

Why goats?

Goats are sustainable meadow managers. They love to eat the invasive and woody plants we want to get rid of in our meadows, and that are difficult to control by other means: Poison Ivy, Mile-a-Minute, Multiflora Rose, and other pests of the plant world. With 650 acres to manage, we thought we would get help from experts! These goats work as full-time staff from late May to October, paid in the ‘weeds’ they eat. Goats are cool, cute, and quirky. They have distinct personalities, are highly social, and love to climb, so they can go where machines and people can’t. See them in three large paddocks along the Scenic Loop this summer, roaming and munching freely.

BUT, bringing goats to Tyler is expensive, so we need your help.

Your support for goats renews our Meadows!

It will cost $20,000 to bring goats to Tyler, from Green Goats Inc., located in Rhinebeck, NY. This is an investment in the stewardship of our beautiful landscapes, and in a sustainable plan for renewal of our meadows.

Plus, goats are super fun and entertaining to see!

Help with your donation today, click here.

P.S. You’ll find a list of frequently asked questions about goats here.




19th Annual Woody Plant Conference   Click here to learn more.
at Swarthmore College
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore, PA
This popular, day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape.

About Tyler One of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum’s heritage dates to 1681, when the land that makes up Tyler was acquired from William Penn by Thomas Minshall. Today, Tyler is a valued community resource and cultural destination. Open year round (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day ), with 650 acres and 17 miles of hiking trails, Tyler provides a natural sanctuary for families, children, and adults interested in history, nature, and horticulture. Tyler Arboretum invites you to connect, explore, and grow with nature today.