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Toomer's Corner Oak Trees
7:52 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Auburn Plans Commemorative Items from Oaks

Auburn University plans to turn portions of poisoned oak trees into commemorative items. Auburn fans can roll the iconic oak trees for a final time at an A-Day ceremony on April 20.
Auburn University

Auburn University plans to turn portions of the poisoned oaks at Toomer's Corner into commemorative items.


The vice president of Auburn Alumni Affairs, Debbie Shaw, told al.com the items will be at numerous price points.


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. After that, Auburn will install three concrete poles with wires 3 to 4 inches apart for fans to roll while plans are made to renovate the corner.

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Harvey Updyke Trial
6:26 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Updyke Due in Court for Auburn Tree Case

University of Alabama fan Harvey Updyke is accused of poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees. His trial is set for April 8, 2013.
cbssports.com

University of Alabama fan Harvey Updyke is due in court for a hearing leading up to his trial on charges of poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees.


Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III scheduled a hearing for Wednesday.


Walker is set to consider several motions filed by lawyers in the case, possibly including a defense request to move the trial outside of Lee County.


Prosecutors also have asked the court to revoke Updyke's bond.

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Auburn Toomer's Corner
7:28 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Toomer's Oaks to be Removed After April Game

Auburn University officials say students and the public will have one final chance to roll the dying Toomer's Corner oak trees before they're removed in April.
espn.go.com

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.


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.


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.

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Arts & Life
7:33 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Wednesday Hearing in Auburn Tree Poisoning Case

Harvey Updyke is set to appear in court on Wednesday on charges stemming from an incident in Louisiana.
usatoday.com

A Lee County judge handling the Toomer's Oaks poisoning case will consider a request from prosecutors Wednesday to revoke the bond for 64-year-old Harvey Updyke.

The Opelika-Auburn News(http://bit.ly/UPLpoC ) reports that the district attorney's office based its request on Updyke being arrested in Hammond, La., where he was accused of threatening an employee at a home improvement store.

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Arts & Life
8:27 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Mental Evaluation Done, Updyke Free from Custody

Harvey Updyke
Credit AP Photo/Opelika-Auburn News, Vasha Hunt, Pool

The Alabama football fan charged with poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees is free from custody following the completion of a mental evaluation.


A Lee County judge has released Harvey Updyke into the supervision of his daughter in Louisiana now that the psychiatric testing is done.


The Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/QtiQwJ ) reported Friday that the judge scheduled a competency hearing for Updyke for Dec. 10 in Opelika. Prosecutors requested the hearing.

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Arts & Life
8:26 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Hearing Set in Auburn Tree-Poisoning Case

The Associated Press

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.

Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III scheduled a hearing for Thursday for Harvey Updyke.


Officials won't reveal what the hearing is about, citing a judge's gag order to limit publicity about the case.

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