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Police Investigating Toomer’s Oak Trees Fire

By on November 19th, 2012 in Member Post 5 Comments »

For those that have not heard, Auburn’s Toomer Corner Oaks were damaged by fire Sunday morning.Apparently the toilet paper used to roll the trees after the win against Alabama A&M were ignited somehow.

The University released the followin statement on their official site.

 “The Oaks at Toomer’s Corner were damaged by fire early Sunday morning. Members of the Trees Task Force examined the trees Monday morning and found significant damage to both oaks and to several plants adjacent to the plaza. The Trees Task Force will post an update about the fire damage next week. The Auburn Police Division is investigating the incident.”


  1. Jay Coulter Jay Coulter says:

    I tell you, those poor trees have just had it. It’s sad to watch them suffer. I vote to take them down now. It’s time for the university to make plans to install new ones. Thanks for the update. It just makes me sick.

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  3. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Agreed. I love those oaks. I mean really LOVE those oaks, but it’s time to let them go. It’s a depressing representation of what this season has become.

    What would be nice is to have a new oak dedication ceremony heralding in our new head coach, let’s say, David Shaw (for example)…gorgeous!

  4. mgizmo2005 says:

    My mom told me the plan was to take the trees out. She said AU wanted to plant some fig trees on the site….
    To see if we can raise some newtons. HAHA!

    Yeah, you probably heard that one already, but my mom’s a Bama fan and I think that was the first time she ever told me a joke, so I fell for it for a second, which makes it even more funny to me.

  5. irish8376 says:

    It’s a shame about our trees. Any word on what actually happened?