Oak trees returning to Toomer's Corner in Auburn after 2010 poisoning

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AUBURN, Alabama — Oak trees will soon return to Toomer's Corner in Auburn.

Auburn University officials announced Friday that two live oak trees about 35 feet tall will be planted at the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue on Feb. 16. The iconic oaks that previously stood at Toomer's Corner were poisoned by an Alabama fan after the 2010 Iron Bowl. The new trees are coming from a nursery in Ehrhardt, South Carolina.

Trees grown from acorns from the original Toomer's Corner oaks are going to be planted nearby. Auburn trustees approved a plan to install 30 of the live oaks along a new brick walkway that will connect Samford Hall to Toomer's Corner. The trees are about 15 feet tall. Work on the walkway of oaks will begin in the spring.

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