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County test organic cinnamon herbicide on Ojai Valley Trail

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Can the botanically undesirable elements of the Ojai Valley Trail withstand the combined rigors of cinnamon and clove? The Ventura County Parks Department wants to know. (Ojai Valley News photo by Bill Warner)

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The Ojai Valley Trail might seem slightly more aromatic than usual these days, but cyclists and pedestrians shouldn't think their senses are deceiving them. That sweet scent of cinnamon is coming from an organic herbicide recently sprayed on broadleaf weeds along the trail's course from Ojai to Foster Park.

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