The Toomer’s Oaks have returned.
Two 35-foot oak trees, which were selected from a groove of 9,000 trees in South Carolina, were planted Friday morning at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College Street in Auburn, which is affectionately referred to as Toomer’s Corner.
It was the first time in nearly two years oak trees had inhabited Toomer’s Corner. The previous trees had to be removed after being poisoned in 2010.
A third oak tree of the same size was planted outside the Facilities Management Complex and will serve as a backup in case anything happens to either of the new trees.
The tree planting marks the first phase in renovation the iconic corner, which is where Auburn fans come to celebrate football victories. The second phase will begin following the spring game in April. That phase will include the planting of 30 15-foot-tall trees, which came from the acorns of the original oaks.Read More »from The oaks have returned to Toomer's Corner (Video)