Auburn officials announced this week that the iconic oak trees at Toomer's Corner, the site of many TP celebrations after Auburn victories, will be have to been removed.
They were the victims of heavy poisoning. The accused is Harvey Updyke Jr., an Alabama fan. Officials at Auburn, which has several experts in the horticultural field, had tried every measure to save the trees. The effects of the powerful herbicide were too much.
After Auburn's spring game on April 20, there will be one more celebration, one more block party in which the trees will be decorated. Then, they will be removed.
Interestingly, the trial for Updyke is set for April 8.
At the block party, Auburn officials will unveil a new landscaping plans and plans for a new tradition.
Hope again will spring eternal.