York County, Virginia
Hike to New Quarter Park’s 150-year-old “Big Tree” with Forestry Specialist Molly O’Liddy.
Students from last summer’s Eco-Art and Nature Camp are shown trying to see how many of them it will take to circle the 150-year-old tulip poplar “Big Tree” at New Quarter Park.

York County Parks & Recreation Info

Upcoming events at New Quarter Park including “Big Tree” Walk & Talk


February 15, 2019
 
            Hike to New Quarter Park’s 150-year-old “Big Tree” with Forestry Specialist Molly O’Liddy.  The big tree, a tulip poplar, has been nominated for the Virginia Big Tree Register.  Before beginning the hike, Ms. O’Liddy plans a short presentation on big trees including how to measure and nominate trees. 
            Ms. O’Liddy is the Community Forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry and specializes in Urban and Community Forestry.  She is a certified arborist, wildland firefighter, and graduate of Virginia Tech.
            The Virginia Big Tree Register includes over 300 species of trees.  The program highlights these big trees to increase the appreciation and care for all trees. 
            To register for this free program, please visit www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec or call (757) 890-3500 (Parks and Recreation) or (757) 890-5840 (New Quarter Park office).
            New Quarter Park is located at 1000 Lakeshead Drive near the Queens Lake neighborhood in the northern part of York County.
 
Coming Soon to New Quarter Park…
  • Wash and Talk – March 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Clean, identify, and sort artifacts dating back to the 17th century discovered at the park!  Free
  • Bird Walk – March 23, 8 a.m.  Explore the park with the Williamsburg Bird Club as they observe and identify wild birds.  Free
  • Road Runner Race – March 30.  www.colonialroadrunners.org
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