Texas A&M Forest Service

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Texas A&M Forest Service
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Agency overview
Formed 1915
Jurisdiction Texas
Headquarters 200 Technology Way
College Station, Texas, USA[1]
Parent agency Texas A&M University System
Website http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/

Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) is an agency chartered by the Texas Legislature to manage the interests of Texas' forests. The Legislature created the service in 1915.

It is a part of the Texas A&M University System and is headquartered in College Station, Texas.

Among its responsibilities are to manage state owned timberlands, serve as the lead agency in dealing with wildfires throughout the state, and maintain a registry of famous trees throughout the state.


Several arboretums have been created by the Forest Service. The Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum[2] is located in Cherokee County, Texas. The Olive Scott Perry Arboretum[3] is located in Hardin County, Texas


  1. ^ "We found 6 TFS offices based on your search for College Station, TX (6).." Texas Forest Service. Accessed August 30, 2008.
  2. ^ "Texas Forest Service Dedicates Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum in Jacksonville". Texas A&M Forest Service. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Olive Scott Perry Arboretum". Texas A&M Forest Service. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 

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