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Auburn's famed trees to be felled

The trees at Toomer's Corner will be no more.

For decades, fans at Auburn papered the oaks at Toomer's Corner after big victories. But Friday the school announced the trees can't be saved and will be taken down, two years after they were poisoned by a man claiming to be an Alabama fan.

The trees — just off the northeast corner of the campus — will be rolled one last time, after Auburn's spring game April 20, the Birmingham News reported. Harvey Updyke is accused of poisoning the trees after Auburn's victory over Alabama in 2010. He is scheduled to stand trial starting April 8. The trees were further damaged by a brief fire last fall.

The trees will be removed at an unspecified date, to be replaced by new structures, Debbie Shaw, Auburn's vice president for alumni affairs, said in a statement.

Auburn's famed trees to be felled 02/01/13 [Last modified: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:31am]
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