on april 20th, auburn had their annual a-day game. this day was unlike any other a-day game day because after the game was over, everyone walked to toomer's corner to roll the toomer's oaks for the very last time. after two years, efforts to save the trees after they had been poisoned by a crazy person ended. they were to be removed and the toomer's corner would get an entire face lift including new oaks. those trees were a part of auburn's tradition and i was glad that i was present for their last hurrah.
because this is such a picture heavy update, i'm hiding them all behind a link - click to see more!
here are some old pictures of toomer's corner from past football seasons.
it's certainly a beautiful sight to see and it will take some time until they can look like this again. the trees were removed on april 23rd, and will be replaced by adult live oaks sometime in 2013/2014. they won't be ready to roll until the 2014 football season but i'll have already graduated by then. very sad to see them go, but i am very happy that i was able to say goodbye and be a part of the celebration of the oaks.