Toomer's Oaks to be Removed April 23rd


AUBURN, Ala. - The historic oak trees at Toomer's Corner will be removed April 23rd.

In a news release, Auburn University announced the last chance for fans to roll the oak trees -- an Auburn tradition -- will be after the A-Day football game April 20th.

The university and city are hosting a block party at 5 p.m. after the game that will feature well-known speakers and live music.

The oak trees were poisoned two years ago during Auburn's 2010 national championship run. The man charged with poisoning the oak trees, Harvey Updyke, has a court appearance scheduled in April.

Efforts to save the trees were not successful, and Auburn officials say the decaying wood is a safety issue.

The university also plans to unveil a new landscape design for Toomer's Corner at the block party April 20th.

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