The Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee on Sunday will offer a free nature walk about trees and the various ways to identify them. 

The walk will be held at the Chapman DeMary Trail starting at 1 p.m. The guide for this walk is Carol Ivory, a Loudoun County Master Gardener and Loudoun County Tree Steward. She will show how to use leaves, bark, branches, and fruit to identify trees and other woody plants, then share information about the trees.

The Chapman DeMary Trail is a 10-acre area considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in Purcellville. It runs along the South Fork Catoctin Creek, part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The area is open to the public for environmental recreation, exploration, and education. The Town of Purcellville holds the conservation easement for the privately-owned property. The entrance and parking for the Chapman DeMary Trail is behind the building at 205 East Hirst Road in Purcellville.

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