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New project aiming to restore and replant Texas A&M trees

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Thousands of trees at Texas A&M University are getting a closer look to make sure they’re thriving.

The Eagle reports the large-scale project involves recording data on the estimated 11,000 trees on campus to improve their health, plus to help make way for new trees.

Experts say some campus trees, including the beloved Century Tree, are more than 100 years old and could be in poor health from nearby construction, soil and water issues plus disease.

SSC Services for Education official Phillip Zeller says that campus expansion and construction have added to the trees’ struggles, and triggered the need for a wide-reaching effort.

He added the trees being planted on campus are Texas trees cultivated at a nursery in Canton. The removed trees are being composted before returning to campus.

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Information from: The Eagle, http://www.theeagle.com

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