We might still be able to roll Toomer’s come Fall… if someone takes the removal of the toilet paper into their own hands.
“We’re looking at another strategy — possibly removing the toilet paper by hand and still allowing the trees to be rolled,” Auburn Professor of Horticulture Dr. Gary Keever told WLTZ 38 in an interview yesterday.
If so—and if it was somehow pitched as a community effort—then cleaning the trees could become a tradition on par with rolling them (to the even further consternation of our rivals, no doubt). Wake Forest, which has a similar rolling tradition, has sometimes relied on volunteer student groups to help pick toilet paper up in its quad—at least the stuff on the ground. (As for the stuff in the trees, the Demon Deacons just leave it up there.)
That doesn’t appear to be an option at Auburn.
“What we do want to avoid… is the toilet paper being lit on fire,” Keever said. “We want to avoid the high pressure water and the loss of plant parts.”
The Toomer’s Oaks Task Force announced last week that the decision of whether or not to continue rolling Toomer’s Corner would be made later this summer.
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Want to avoid the loss of plant parts huh? This means we will have to look out for those those jack wagons who go down to the Chevron on Glenn and College and steal those 30 pound megarolls of toilet paper to roll the trees with. They throw them up into the trees and you can hear them crashing through the limbs on the way down which is usually followed by the yelp of some small child under the tree being knocked unconscious.
Lets give the trees a break. Maybe if people didn’t use the 20 lb bathroom rolls the limbs and branches wouldn’t snap as much. Roll the stop lights or something.
Auburn Elvis says
I don’t think the description of ‘high pressure’ cleanup is accurate. In the link you cited, they don’t mention ‘high pressure.’ They do mention ‘hosing’ the toilet paper, but this page on the Auburn site: (http://www.auburn.edu/administration/facilities/organization/building-services/custodial-services/toomers-corner/index.html) more correctly describes the cleanup using a ‘fog hose’ instead of a harmful ‘fire hose’ like years past.