Trees at Toomer's Corner poisoned

February, 16, 2011
2/16/11
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Somebody's got it in for Auburn.

More specifically, somebody's got it in for sacred ground at Auburn.

Officials at Auburn say somebody deliberately poisoned the oak trees at Toomer's Corner and the trees likely can't be saved.

Toomer's Corner is the site of one of the most unique traditions in college football. Fans and students gather there after big wins to celebrate and roll those oak trees with toilet paper.

The university says a caller to a syndicated radio show on Jan. 27 claimed he had applied a herbicide that is commonly used to kill trees. Soil samples were taken the next day and were tested at Mississippi State to determine the type of poison.

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