December 2015

Texas A&M Forest Service Celebrates 100 Years of Service with 100 Trees to 100 Communities

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One-hundred communities across Texas have received a special delivery of 100 trees in honor of Texas A&M Forest Service’s centennial year, capping off a full year of celebrating the agency’s commitment to conserve and protect Texas’ trees and forests.

Aiming to help communities expand their urban tree canopy, 10,000 seedlings were grown at the TFS-operated West Texas Nursery specifically for “100 Trees for 100 Communities.” Sign up was first open to Texas’ Tree City USA communities, then expanded to other cities and towns.

“What better way to celebrate our centennial than to honor 100 Texas communities that have demonstrated their commitment to conserving and protecting their urban and community forests?” Tom Boggus, State forester and director of Texas A&M Forest Service said. “It is the perfect picture of this year’s celebration of our agency’s history by planting young trees today that clearly point to our commitment to the future!”

For more information on Texas A&M Forest Service 100 Trees to 100 Communities visit here.

All of our agencies are making great strides towards improving our lives and the environment we live in. I applaud all of your continued efforts on behalf of Texas A&M AgriLife. During this holiday season, I am especially thankful, humbled and honored to lead AgriLife into a bright and exciting future!


Mark A. Hussey
Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences



Dec. 3
College Holiday Social

Dec. 24-Jan. 1
Holiday - Offices Closed

Dec. 11-16
Final Exams

Jan. 12-14
AgriLife Extension Service Conference

Dec. 18
Commencement Ceremony        

Jan. 14
AgriLife Awards Ceremony

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Bringing the Wild to West Campus

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Texas A&M University System officials celebrated breaking ground for the Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building on Nov. 13. When finished in June 2017, the building will complete the modern, four-building complex, which includes the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building, the AgriLife Center, and the AgriLife Services Building. More information can be found here.

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