GEORGETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's not just a Christmas tree... it's a healthy snack.
Goat farms across New England are offering Christmas tree donation services to reduce waste and feed some hungry four-legged friends. Brothers Fred and Barney are two goats with a taste for Christmas trees.
"[They're] just munching away, and they do butt each other to get the best nibble," Michelle Aulson, of Goats To Go, told WBZ's Madison Rogers.
Christmas trees make a great healthy snack for barnyard friends. The tree needles are a natural dewormer for goats and chickens and are rich in vitamins.
On January 7, the farm is planning on opening up a large area and tossing in some trees for the goats to enjoy a post-Christmas meal.
Goats To Go offers a service in which goats go to farms, properties, and recreational centers to help clear brush and poison ivy. Bringing in goats to clear thick vegetation and plants that cause humans to break out in rashes is more sustainable and prevents the need for harsh chemicals.