Contributing Writer - Cartrell Wiggins, Summer Crew Team Member
My name is Cartrell Wiggins and I'm a member of Casey Trees' 2010 Summer Crew. We're in our fifth week of work and we've already exceeded our initial goal of watering 2,500 trees before the end of the summer.
I think that this year's Summer Crew has been so productive because our crew members are so creative. One of our crew's innovations includes the use of large cones instead of funnels. This significantly decreases the amount of time it takes to fill an Ooze Tube as well as the amount of spilled water.
I also like the other crew members. Everyone at Casey Trees is interesting and I enjoy working with them. Each crew member has their own personality and it's fun to be around them.
Our crew also participated in a day of exercises about tree planning and design. It was a very interesting experience. We learned a lot about the placement of trees and how they correspond with the areas around them. The crew walked to a nearby park where we observed the landscape and the flow of traffic. Then we used maps to plan out where we would plant trees.
I enjoy working for Casey Trees and I look forward to the rest of the summer.