Toomer's Oaks Being Removed Today

Toomer's Oaks Being Removed Today

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AUBURN, Ala. -

  After being part of Auburn University for the past 135 years, the historic Toomer's Oaks are being removed today.

The two oaks have been dying a slow death over the past 2 and a half years since Harvey Updyke poured a powerful herbicide on the trees roots following Auburn's Iron Bowl win in 2010.

For the last 3 days, thousands of faithful Auburn fans have traveled to Toomer's Corner to throw toilet paper into the tree branches one last time.

It's a renewal of a tradition that dates back to the 1950's in celebration of an Auburn victory.

Once the trees are removed, they will be fashioned into souvenirs that fans can buy to remember the iconic trees.





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