The Century Tree. Located in the heart of Texas A&M's campus near the Academic Building holds a special place in the heart of many Aggies. More than 100 years of age, the live oak was one of the first trees planted around 1898 on A&M's massive 5,200-acre campus. It is A&M's most famous tree and one of its most recognizable landmarks. The tree has been the site of numerous marriage proposals, weddings and tourist snapshots because it's immense size and its unique drooping branches, many of which rest on the ground. Replant, another more recent tradition, will offer tree seedlings grown from the Century Tree's own dropped acorns that started selling in 2010.
Texas Aggie artist Benjamin Knox, '90, designed this beautiful ornament, as well as many others in the collection, exclusively for the Christmas in Aggieland collectible series. To learn more about Benjamin Knox and see his art, visit www.benjaminknox.com.