Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Farewell to Jabbari Brew

Believe it or not, Jabbari has been with Casey Trees since 2009. When he first started 3030 12th Street as it is did not exist and our Tree Planting Annex was still a gas station! He has truly seen it all. We sat down with this veteran crew member and asked him a few questions before he headed off into the shady sunset:

Casey Trees: Where will you be moving on to?
Jabbari Brew: I’m staying in the D.C. urban forest family but heading over to the Urban Forestry Division to work as an Urban Forester. I’m looking forward to continue our great work in unifying and beautifying the communities we live and use every day.

CT: What has been your biggest, best, or favorite achievement during your time at Casey Trees?
JB: I’m proud of the certifications I earned while I was here. In 2012 I earned the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), but I didn’t stop there. In 2015 I became an ISA Certified Arborist.

CT: What has surprised you most working at Casey Trees?

JB: The sheer number of trees we plant! I think I have planted thousands of tree during my time here.

CT: If you could only bring one album to listen to on a desert island, what would it be?
JB:  That is a tie between Tupac’s All Eyez on Me or Future’s What a Time to Be Alive.

CT: Last but not least, favorite tree?
JB: My favorite tree to plant AND to admire is the Southern Magnolia – I like their giant flowers.

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