Goats are excellent for control of kudzu as are cattle.. In fact goats will
eradicate the stuff.
Other names for the Paulownia tree:
In Japan its the Kiri
The species names are Tomentosa, Elongata, Fortuneii ( the most common)
Powton (Australian I believe)
Elephant ear tree (sort of tacky)
Of course Paulownia is always mispronounced Pa-loan-ya
regards David D.
Alex McGregor wrote:
> You're right about the Soil Conservation Service introducing kudzu for
> erosion control. The Forestry Service was in on it, too. I met a man in
> California who is retired from the Forestry Service and he admitted,
> with great guilt and copious apologies, that he was one of those
> primarily responsible for introducing kudzu.
> To take your suggestion one step further, I suggest using goats to get
> rid of kudzu. When we bought our property, there was kudzu bordering a
> peninsula of land on 3 sides. It was growing up the fences and on the
> adjoining property but not on our land. I found out the reason when the
> neighbor, who was taking care of the property while it was empty, told
> me he had goats in that area and they preferred the kudzu.
> Also, does anybody have some common names for Paulownia trees? Are these
> sometimes called "Tree of Heaven" or "Stinkweed Tree"?
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