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Toomer’s Oaks caretakers under gag order

The first rule of Toomer’s Oaks updates?

There are no Toomer’s Oaks updates.

Yep, the media gag order on persons involved in the Harvey Updyke case apparently extends all the way to the oaks caretakers themselves. No more roller coaster status reports. No more canopy rides. No more “come check out the Toomer’s tomato…

Auburn University’s official Toomer’s Oaks updates page has even been taken down.

Meanwhile rumors on the oaks condition—and the condition of their possible replacements—continue to circulate.

The gag order is expected to stay in effect throughout Updyke’s trial, which resumes October 1. Should be fun!

Photo via Kenny Smith.

Related: Here’s what the type of tree that might replace Toomer’s Corner looks like.

More on the the Toomer’s Oaks: Rolling Toomer’s BEFORE the game—a Lost Auburn Tradition / Wire system being considered as temporary solution for rolling Toomer’s / On the feasibility of a Toomer’s Corner transplant / Toomer’s Corner rollings didn’t start with Punt, Bama, Punt, says History / Did Auburn students celebrate Bear Bryant’s death by rolling Toomer’s Corner

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