Auburn University removing poisoned oaks
Oak trees at Auburn University that had been poisoned by an Alabama fan in 2010 will be chopped down on Tuesday.
April 23rd, 2013
07:44 AM ET

Auburn University removing poisoned oaks

Two years of rescue efforts could not save them. So, Tuesday, Auburn University will remove two iconic trees that a disappointed fan of its inner-state rival poisoned, after his team lost a game to Auburn.

The landmark live oaks, used for celebrations by fans, who rolled them with toilet paper after big victories, were over 130 years old. The Auburn oaks will disappear from the campus gathering place, Toomer's Corner, at 7 a.m. CT.

Local television news cameras will broadcast the removal live.

soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Trees are beautiful and innocent. What a cruel and little person one would have to be to poison an oak tree! Someone like that isn't even worthy of contempt.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    I do not need to @ Mary i am beyond the having babies age and i wouldnt have done that anyway. But its still not my right to decide what others do. If it were unfit mothers would be nuetered so they were unable to have more children.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    Conversly, we should then poison the Alabama fan.

    April 23, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Yea we get it @ banasy. You keep telling us but when a whole town gets blown off the map it deserves an update or two. After all weve been hearing about that dumb Jodi Arias trial everyday for months. How is that breaking news?

    April 24, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. ronvan

    How the heck did abortion get into this? Maybe I missed it but has this nut been charged with anything?

    April 25, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
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