Auburn Trustees OK Plan to Replant Oaks in 2015

Auburn Trustees OK Plan to Replant Oaks in 2015

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AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn University trustees have approved a plan to replant the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner early next year.

The move is part of a redevelopment plan adopted Friday.

Work will begin this spring to replace soil contaminated when a University of Alabama fan poisoned the trees with a powerful herbicide. The job will wrap up with planting two new trees in early 2015.

The new trees will replace the ones that died after being poisoned by ‘Bama fan Harvey Updyke, who pleaded guilty and served time in jail.

The redevelopment plan includes a circular wall and a tree-lined walkway from Toomer’s Corner to the Samford Hall lawn.

Officials expect the first phase of the work to cost about $900,000.

Updyke is paying almost $800,000 in restitution.

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