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Toomer’s Oaks roots won’t be removed until after 2013 football season

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The underground portion of the Toomer’s Oaks will still in place until this—or something like it—happens after the 2013 football season.

What was originally going to be several days of road-destroying work will now just take a few hours and few barricades.

Auburn University has decided to wait to remove the Toomers Oaks’ roots until construction begins on the new Toomer’s Corner design after the 2013 football season. The work now officially scheduled for April 23 only involve cutting the trees into sections and removing them to a storage facility before the wood is turned into commemorative souvenirs.

“Last Friday the decision was made to only cut down the trees and not go into the earth, which we talked before about having to be a two week process,” says Debbie Shaw, Vice President of Auburn Alumni Affairs. “Doing this makes total sense because of the new landscaping (at Toomer’s Corner) which will start after this football season is when they’re going to be making a mess anyway.

“We’re going to wait to get all of the wood under the ground until then.”

Related: See you at the Toomer’s Triangle: Plans for temporary rolling structure at Toomer’s Corner becoming clearer.

More on the the Toomer’s Oaks: 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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