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Complaints about rats infesting naturalized parts of city parks prompts stepped up mowing

Cornwall, Ont. to maintain such areas at same height as other mowed areas

June 29, 2023  By Turf & Rec

Complaints about rats and other vermin inhabiting longer grass areas in Cornwall, Ont. city parks has prompted the city to step up its mowing practices.

The city voted this week to mow parts of four parks which have been the target of public complaints.

The stepped-up mowing will increase the city’s maintenance budget by about $3,500.

Grass that had been left to naturalize in parts of Alguire, Menard, and Reg Campbell parks will now be mowed at the same height as the turf in Cornwall’s other parks.

This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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