AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - The beloved tradition of rolling the oak trees on Toomer's Corner after every Auburn Tigers football win is being changed this season.
The new oaks on the corner are not fully rooted yet, making them too delicate to be rolled. The university has instead designated different trees in the area to roll. Fans are asked to roll an oak tree and two magnolia trees in front of Biggin Hall or four oak trees on College Street instead.
After being poisoned by Harvey Updike in 2011, the original 130-year-old Auburn Oaks had to be replaced. Their replacements were first available for rolling last season but, following the LSU game in September 2016, one of the trees was intentionally set on fire and the university decided to replant both trees, making the current trees the third set of oaks on Toomer's Corner. Fans are also asked to not roll the smaller 16-year-old oak trees lining the walkway from Toomer's Corner to Samford Hall as those trees were cultivated from acorns from the original oaks and are thus being closely monitored. For further clarification on which trees you can roll after Auburn wins, take a look at this map.