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Toomer’s oak sapling (finally) planted at Capitol; Rogers, Bachus in attendance

How many Auburn grads does it take to plant a tree?

We’ve been looking forward to Auburn’s colonization of Capitol Hill for a couple of weeks now, and finally the eagle has landed.

A Toomer’s oak sapling was planted Friday morning on the Capitol’s southeast lawn. Congressman Mike Rogers was in attendance.

“The rich traditions of Toomer’s Corner can now grow deep in the grounds of our Nation’s Capital. It is a special day for Auburn University, and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” Rogers said in a press release. “After the devastating news of the tree poisonings earlier this year, knowing this seed will grow one day to shade the grounds of the Capitol should bring some hope and pride to all Auburn fans.”

Auburn is in Rogers’ congressional district.

Auburn graduate and U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, actually helped dig the hole the tree was placed in.

Commence rolling.

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