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Burn Postponed

Targets invasive species near Cootes
April 06, 2010
The Hamilton Spectator
(Apr 6, 2010)

Mother Nature has rained on The Royal Botanical Gardens' plan to burn off unwanted invasive plants at three locations around Cootes Paradise today.

Prescribed burns were to have taken along York Boulevard between Old Guelph Road and the Rock Garden, at Princess Point in Westdale and at nearby Sassafras Point.

But this morning's rain means that there will be no burn. An RBG official said they will wait for three dry days before trying again.

The idea is to burn off invasive species that sprout in early spring, making room for native grasses that emerge later. The aim is to restore tallgrass prairie and oak savannah plant communities.

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