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Toomer's Oaks to be removed from Auburn

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03:30 PM ET 02.05 | Auburn University announced on Friday that the famous oak trees at Toomer's Corner will be removed. The trees were poisoned in 2011, and Harvey Updyke will go to trial for that in April. The university said that efforts made to keep the trees alive or restore them to health have failed, and that they must be removed. No date has been set as for when they will be taken out, or how they will be taken out. A party is planned for April 20th so students and locals can enjoy a final party with the trees.

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February 5, 2013  03:52 PM ET

Auburn's A-day game is on April 20th.

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February 5, 2013  04:24 PM ET
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Auburn's A-day game is on April 20th.

What will become of the removed oaks? Will they be cut up for fire wood? Milled for use carpentry? Chipped into mulch? Taken to the landfill?

February 5, 2013  04:38 PM ET
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What will become of the removed oaks? Will they be cut up for fire wood? Milled for use carpentry? Chipped into mulch? Taken to the landfill?

Processed into toilet paper.
Roll Tide!

February 5, 2013  05:08 PM ET

Remember to fly your flags at half-staff.

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February 5, 2013  11:59 PM ET
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What will become of the removed oaks? Will they be cut up for fire wood? Milled for use carpentry? Chipped into mulch? Taken to the landfill?

When I was in college many years ago, I worked a summer job at a very small college in West Virginia....We put a new slate roof on a large admin building. Rather than destroy the old slate shingles, the college collected them and sold them to alumni for something like $100 a pop. Guessing if these trees were cut into small logs, they could fetch upwards of $2000 a pop from Auburn alums.

 
February 6, 2013  06:54 AM ET

That's the thinking, Joe Mammy. Give the oaks over to woodworking and sell the output with certificates of authenticity.

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