Hi! My name is Casey, and I really, really like trees. I’m currently studying forestry at OSU, and once I graduate I hope to do research in Yellowstone NP. Specifically, researching the effects of mountain pine beetles on whitebark pines, and how to get rid of the beetles.

In my free time, I enjoy camping, climbing, backpacking, hugging trees, and doing Jiu-Jitsu. One of those is not like the others. During this class, I hope to become a lot better at identifying trees, because as of now, I’m a disgrace of a forestry major. “Hey Casey, what kind of tree is that”… “Uhhhhhh… I dunno”.

Now, an explanation for my Coat of Arms. My symbol is a pine tree because well, I like pine trees. My “motto” is, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit”. I really like this because 1. Trees and 2. I think its really important to do good and kind things for people, without ever expecting anything in return. Well, at least thats how I interpret that quote. My hometown is Fairfax, Virginia, AKA almost but not quite Washington D.C.. My major is (forestry) fisheries and wildlife!