Pigs are being used to clear woodlands in Holland park:
It has been decided that the best way to manage the enclosures is to use pigs. This is the most sustainable approach and is seen to be an innovative and progressive approach to woodland management within London. This approach will have a minimal impact on the parks biodiversity.
It has been found that pigs can be used in various woodland management situations to help with the overall management of the woodland. The pigs provide an excellent natural clearing source, and can be used to manage the removal of bracken, bramble and nettles. Pigs reduce the need for chemicals and mechanical interference on scarification sites. They can also help in the removal of invasive exotic weeds. Pigs can easily be used to clear the ‘brash’ and undergrowth of woodland to help the regeneration of saplings, woodland pasture and small herbaceous plants.
More on the Kensington & Chelsea borough website. Thanks to Lu for the tip!