UPDATE: BURN POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
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The Royal Botanical Gardens plans to burn off unwanted invasive plants at three locations around Cootes Paradise Tuesday morning.
Weather permitting, prescribed burns will take place at 11 a.m. along York Boulevard between Old Guelph Road and the Rock Garden, at noon at Princess Point in Westdale and at 12:30 p.m. on nearby Sassafras Point. RBG officials say the times are approximate.
The idea is to burn off invasive species that sprout in early spring to make room for native grasses that emerge later, with the aim of restoring tallgrass prairie and oak savannah plant communities.