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The Toomer’s Oaks rhizomic shoots will still be sprouting up through the fall

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Pine mulch now covers the Toomer’s Oaks.

You’re going to be walking by Toomer’s Corner in a few months and you’re going to look down and you’re going to see the Toomer’s Oaks, peeping up through the mulch in the form of possibly hundreds (if Thursday’s harvest is any indication) of rhizomic shoots.

The trees are still alive… even now, after being cut down, they’ll still alive.

The sprawling roots underneath the planters and the shoots will keep doing what plants do until they’re dug up after the football season and turned into souvenirs (and an amazing bowl.)

The new rhizomic shoots will also be cultivated, as nearly one thousand were last week, to likely also be framed and sold along with the other souvenirs made from the wood of the oaks, including the roots.

“I hope they start coming up soon,” said Auburn horticulture professor Dr. Gary “Toomer’s Oaks” Keever. “We just have to figure out how we’re going to protect them.”

Photo: @OANow

Related: Thanks, Harvey.

More on the the Toomer’s Oaks: 

* That tree in the old picture of Toomer’s Corner is not one of 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?
* Auburn unveils new plans for Toomer’s Corner
* Incredible video of the final rolling of the Toomer’s Oaks shot from a drone
* What Auburn thought about Toomer’s toilet paper removal in 1979
* Auburn Creed written on toilet paper hanging from Toomer’s Oaks after final rolling

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