EarthTeam Interns’ First Solo Planting!

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This Saturday EarthTeam interns had their first solo planting. These young leaders designed the green spaces and selected the tree species for the city. Once the city approved their plans they set out to make them a reality- planting six trees in total to increase the tree density in the city of San Pablo. Below are some student reflection on our Saturday together:

“On December 13th we planted six trees, three on 14th and Broadway and three on 17th and Broadway. This was a big project for me because it was the first time planting trees and seeing the before and after which was very satisfying at the end. I had fun digging the holes for the trees and working with my group because everyone was excited to participate and work. I learned how to use the stake pounder even though it was difficult to reach but I managed and my group was proud. One main obstacle was seeing the other team mates struggle with the bedrock. I am really excited for the next event and in the future will tell my kids ‘I did this'”- Diana Rodriguez

“This past Saturday on December 12th, my group and I planted on 14th and Broadway as well as 17th and Broadway. On 14th and Broadway we planted 3 trees and on 17th and Broadway we also planted 3 trees. One thing I did was hammer the nails onto the crossbows and dug the hole with my group. One thing I learned was how to plant trees the right way and staking. An obstacle my team and I faced was bedrock, it really slowed us down. I am happy we were able to still finish and plant all the 6 trees. One thing I will always remember and take with me is that with teamwork and love for the environment we were able to plant all the trees and acknowledge the beauty of the trees on our sites. I am excited to keep planting trees and learning more about them”- Itzel Gonzalez

“On December 12th, 2015 we went out to 14th, 17th and Broadway. We planted 6 trees and staked. One thing I learned was how to tie arbor ties on the three major crotches of the tree. An obstacle that we had was on 14th and Broadway we had to dig through bedrock. I am excited to see how the trees turn out over the years”- Joanna Gudino 


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