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Toomer's Corner Oak - Auburn, AL

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Project by DWhitt posted 05-21-2017 01:57 PM 879 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a 3rd generation Auburn University alum in my family. My love for Auburn is rooted in family tradition started 70 years before I was even thought of. In 2010, while I was a student, the beloved oak trees on the corner of College and Magnolia were poisoned by a crazy, angry rival fan. This was a huge hit to the Auburn family. A tradition, beyond sports, to be carried on for future generations had been taken away from us. I will not be able to take my son to roll the same trees that I did after each victory.

Though I was unsuccessful at getting any of the oak, I was able to get some pieces of bark with which to make keepsake pieces for friends and family. Ironically, the wood being used here is Mahogany not oak. I promise that the bark is genuine oak from Toomer’s Corner!

This article sums the saga up pretty well.

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#1 posted 05-21-2017 02:19 PM

DWitt, Thank you for sharing the story. How does one poison an oak tree? What happened to the wood?

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#2 posted 05-21-2017 02:24 PM

Diesel.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 05-22-2017 04:15 AM

War Eagle Buddy!

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#4 posted 05-25-2017 08:06 PM

I’m sure the perpetrator of this crime used a granular herbicide applied to the ground under the tree.

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#5 posted 05-25-2017 10:02 PM

Harvey Updyke used spike 80df

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