A tradition at Auburn that dates back decades will come to an end after the spring football game in April. It will be the last time to roll the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner before they are removed, the university announced Friday.
“The Oaks at Toomer’s Corner have been a part of Auburn tradition for generations,” said Debbie Shaw, Auburn University vice president for alumni affairs and executive director of the Auburn Alumni Association. “Their removal will in no way diminish the Auburn Spirit, which has grown even stronger during these past two years.”
A two-year fight to save the trees failed after they were poisoned following the 2010 Auburn-Alabama game. The man accused of poisoning the trees, Harvey Updyke, is scheduled to stand trial on April 8th. The University’s future landscaping plans will be unveiled on April 20th, the date of the spring game.