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Council agrees to relaxed mowing to support wildlife in Burley Park

Leeds City Council’s parks department has agreed to implement a ‘relaxed’ mowing regime in Burley Park, in a bid to encourage a more natural habitat for wildlife and allow wildflowers to grow.

The changes were requested by the Friends of Burley Park group, who said on social media: “This will be implemented soon and will provide significant benefits for urban wildlife while also supporting tree health during these unusually hot summers.

“We thought long and hard about the best locations for relaxed mowing that would least affect people’s use of the park while also delivering much-needed ecological benefit and also fit in with our tree planting plans for this winter as well as council management approaches – no small feat!”

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Check out the map detailing the new mowing regime below:

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