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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Mechanical and manual means

Mechanical and manual means such as hand tools and power equipment are a big part of our care of parks. Mowers, edgers, and trimmers are often used to control unwanted vegetation. Many areas are 'rough mowed' several times a year. This kind of treatment works well for park landscapes where there is a desire to maintain a less managed level. String trimmers and other power cutters can be useful in bringing heavily weeded areas to a more manageable condition.

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