Toomer’s Corner Oaks To Be Replaced Again
The Two large oak trees at Toomer’s Corner will have to be replaced again. The news was first reported by the Opelika-Auburn News on Monday.
Southern Scape of Madison, Alabama teased the large project on its Facebook page Friday and said the company was sworn to secrecy. The general manager of Southern Scape confirmed both trees will be replaced in the report.
The tree along Magnolia Avenue, which was burned by Jochen Wiest after Auburn’s victory against LSU on Sept. 24, 2016, was the second replacement at the corner in less than six months.
New trees were installed Valentine’s Day 2015 at Toomer’s Corner, but the tree along Magnolia Avenue did not settle into the soil and was replaced again in July 2015. Wiest burned the tree a year later.
The original oak trees were poisoned by Alabama fan Harvey Updyke in late 2010.
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