Aggie Replant hosts one of our nation's largest student-run environmental service projects, called Replant Day. Members also volunteer in the local community and focus on the big picture of tree planting and environmental awareness.

The tradition of Replant Day started with Aggie Scott Hantman's idea to replenish some of the trees cut for Texas A&M's annual Aggie Bonfire. In the spring of 1991, Hantman and 40 volunteers planted hundreds of trees in the Bryan-College Station community. The following year, Texas A&M’s Traditions Council made the event an official university tradition, and from there, Aggie Replant took off.

Over the years, Aggie Replant has developed into a full Student Government Association committee that works year-round to coordinate Replant Day and other events. Each year, thousands of student volunteers from Texas A&M plant hundreds of trees at local parks, schools and more.

In February 2013, Aggie Replant’s efforts reached outside Bryan-College Station for the first time as it became the first university group to take part in the Lost Pines Forest Recovery Campaign. The campaign aimed to replant trees to help Bastrop State Park recover from the devastating forest fires of 2011. Over the span of two weekends, more than 450 of our students planted just over 9,000 pine saplings in the park. The campaign ended in 2017, and by then, Aggie Replant had planted 45,000 pine seedlings.

Since then, Aggie Replant has partnered with various organizations and campaigns, such as Trees for the Blanco and the Taking Root Campaign, in addition to continuing to make Aggieland a greener community. It aims to improve the greater community and unite students through tradition and selfless service by providing an avenue for environmental service through planting trees.

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