Do you like to see huge trees? The Northrop Oak is a huge old White Oak tree located in Crooked Branch Ravine Park in Southside and has been nominated as a “remarkable tree.” It is on what was formerly the Northrop Estate just south of the James River along Reedy Creek.
Take a chance to check this tree — volunteer Saturday at Crooked Branch Ravine Park to help Reedy Creek (and the James River) as part of their Alternative Spring Break. I helped remove ivy last year and really enjoyed the time and the people. Crooked Branch is a tiny, little-known park but it has a lot going for it.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Reedy Creek Coalition are looking for volunteers! Interested in helping the native habitat of a local park? Come help us remove invasive species – mostly English ivy – so that native plants can thrive. We’ll be working in Crooked Branch Park, on the Southside of Richmond, just upstream from Forest Hill Park. We’ll also do a little trash clean-up while we are there.
When: Saturday, March 12th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (with break for lunch)
Where: Meet at the Stone House at Forest Hill Park. We will then carpool to Crooked Branch.
What to Bring: Please pack a lunch, bring your work gloves, and wear sturdy shoes. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended. Pruners and trash bags will be provided.