An official yea-or-nea announcement isn’t expected until later today or tomorrow, but The War Eagle Reader has been told by sources close to the situation that Auburn University will allow fans to continue rolling the Toomer’s Corner oak trees this fall, and that the toilet paper will be removed not by water hoses but by hand.
However that doesn’t exactly mean the trees are on their way to recovery. In an interview last night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Toomer’s Task Force point man Dr. Gary Keever was less than optimistic about the oaks’ long-term future.
“We’re not ready to give up on them yet,”Keever said, “but the prognosis is not very good.”
UPDATE: And now it’s official.
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