It is saddening to report that the iconic 130-year-old oak trees at Toomer’s corner were maliciously poisoned near the tail end of January by a disgruntled former Texas state trooper. Toomer’s corner is a staple to the Auburn university campus and is known most notably as a celebration point where Auburn fans have made a tradition out of decorating the trees’ branches with rolls upon rolls of toilet paper!
The culprit arrogantly called in to a local radio station to brag about his eco-terrorism saying that he poisoned the trees with a lethal dose of herbicide assuring that the trees will definitely die. The recovery of the trees is unlikely as the poison was administered in extremely toxic doses to the trees’ soil, but the university will exhaust all remedial methods in a die-hard battle for the life of the fan-favorite foliage.
On a slightly positive note, the man guilty of tainting the trees was apprehended by police and burdens a hefty bond to the tune of $50,000. Alabama harbors extremely enthusiastic fans, which can clearly get out of hand from time to time. Your Birmingham movers here hope that the long-celebrated trees recover soon and continue to offer their branches to fun Auburn fans for a long time.