Auburn Toomer's Corner oak trees http://apr.org en Attorney for Harvey Updyke Says Client is Indigent http://apr.org/post/attorney-harvey-updyke-says-client-indigent <p>Auburn University officials have testified about the hundreds of thousands of dollars they say the school has spent because of the poisoning of the oak trees at Toomer's Corner.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The testimony came during a hearing Wednesday before Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker to determine how much restitution Harvey Updyke should pay for poisoning the famous oak trees.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Walker did not rule and gave attorneys 30 days to submit briefs.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Updyke's attorney, Andrew Stanley, said his client is indigent and only has $630 to his name.<br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:22:40 +0000 The Associated Press 38180 at http://apr.org Attorney for Harvey Updyke Says Client is Indigent Crews to Install Wires to Temporarily Replace Oaks http://apr.org/post/crews-install-wires-temporarily-replace-oaks <p>Auburn University officials say crews will begin installing wires that will temporarily replace poisoned oak trees that were cut down and removed from campus.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/15ICdXR ) reports that Auburn city crews will begin installing the wires at Toomer's Corner on Tuesday. School officials say the wires will be strung along three poles and will form a "V" over the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College Street.<br> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:35:46 +0000 The Associated Press 35485 at http://apr.org Crews to Install Wires to Temporarily Replace Oaks Auburn Plans Commemorative Items from Oaks http://apr.org/post/auburn-plans-commemorative-items-oaks <P>Auburn University plans to turn portions of the poisoned oaks at Toomer's Corner into commemorative items.</P> <P>The vice president of Auburn Alumni Affairs, Debbie Shaw, told al.com the items will be at numerous price points.</P> <P>Fans can roll the trees for the final time at an A-Day ceremony on April 20. Shaw said the trees will be removed April 23. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:52:53 +0000 The Associated Press 27308 at http://apr.org Auburn Plans Commemorative Items from Oaks Auburn Council Sets Date for Toomer's Oaks Removal http://apr.org/post/auburn-council-sets-date-toomers-oaks-removal <P>The Auburn City Council has set April 23 as the date when the iconic Toomer's Oaks at Auburn University will be removed.</P> <P>The Opelika-Auburn News reports removal of the trees will require closing city streets in the area.</P> <P>City Manager Charlie Duggan said the removal has tentatively been set for 7 a.m. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:40:10 +0000 The Associated Press 27104 at http://apr.org Auburn Council Sets Date for Toomer's Oaks Removal Toomer's Oaks to be Removed After April Game http://apr.org/post/toomers-oaks-be-removed-after-april-game <DIV> <P>An Auburn University official says the iconic Toomer's Corner oak trees will likely be removed a few days after an April 20 football game.</P> <P>Auburn University students and the public will get one final chance to roll the dying Toomer's Oaks before they are removed after the A-Day football game.</P> <P>Dan King, Auburn's assistant vice president of facilities, says tells the Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/XO3wsy) that trees will likely be removed within a week or two following the game.</P> <P>Earlier this month, Auburn announced the trees would be removed but didn't say w Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:28:59 +0000 The Associated Press 24297 at http://apr.org Toomer's Oaks to be Removed After April Game Tentative Trial Date Set In Auburn Tree Poisoning http://apr.org/post/tentative-trial-date-set-auburn-tree-poisoning <P>A tentative trial date has been set for Harvey Updyke Jr., the man accused of poisoning the Toomer's Oaks at Auburn University with a powerful herbicide during Auburn's national championship run in the 2010 football season.</P> <P>Updyke is scheduled to appear in court April 8.&nbsp;A hearing will also be held Feb. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:49:18 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 23011 at http://apr.org Tentative Trial Date Set In Auburn Tree Poisoning Auburn Seeks Input on Future of Toomer's Corner http://apr.org/post/auburn-seeks-input-future-toomers-corner <P>Auburn University is seeking input from students, faculty and residents on what Toomer's Corner should look like if the iconic oak trees have to be destroyed after they were poisoned.</P> <DIV> <P>The Opelika-Auburn News reports (http://bit.ly/11bFHSk) that feedback is being sought in the form of an online survey from now until Jan. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:38:02 +0000 The Associated Press 22939 at http://apr.org Auburn Seeks Input on Future of Toomer's Corner Auburn Police Seek 2 After Toomer's Oaks Fire http://apr.org/post/auburn-police-seek-2-after-toomers-oaks-fire <div><p>Auburn police are trying to identify two people who were near the landmark trees at Toomer's Corner shortly before they burst into flames early Sunday.</p><p>Police say city webcams captured images of the two, who both appear to be wearing dark-colored pants and light-colored shirts.</p><p>Auburn police Capt. Tom Stofer says investigators want to talk to the two to either rule them in or out of the case.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:55:34 +0000 The Associated Press 21020 at http://apr.org Auburn Police Seek 2 After Toomer's Oaks Fire Hearing Set in Auburn Tree-Poisoning Case http://apr.org/post/hearing-set-auburn-tree-poisoning-case <P>Court officials in Lee County say a University of Alabama fan is due in court for a hearing on charges that he poisoned Auburn University's landmark oak trees at Toomer's Corner.</P> <DIV> <P>Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III scheduled a hearing for Thursday for Harvey Updyke.</P> <P>Officials won't reveal what the hearing is about, citing a judge's gag order to limit publicity about the case.</P> <P>Updyke is currently set for trial next month on charges of poisoning the trees. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:26:20 +0000 The Associated Press 18475 at http://apr.org Hearing Set in Auburn Tree-Poisoning Case