More than 3,000 rhizomic shoots have been harvested from the tree planters that still house the roots of the Toomer’s Oaks since the above-ground portion of the trees were cut down in April. And they’re growing. Or at least many of them are. That’s just what happens when you place rhizomic shoots in an appropriate substrate under conditions that promote rooting.
Once they turn into seedlings (it’s seedlings, right?—or saplings?), many of the shoots’n’roots will likely be sold. But we’re told that, unlike previously sold Toomer’s Oaks offspring, these suckers (that’s what they’re called) are true clones of the oaks.
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