Specialists performed a horticultural version of "Extreme Makeover" on Auburn's "Toomer's Corner" live oaks. They evaluated the structural integrity of the trees, removed dead or damaged limbs, braced weak branches and treated them for insects. Officials say despite signs
Despite signs of decline over the past decade, officials say the trees are far from being candidates for the chipper, as evidenced by a flush of dark green foliage. The larger tree has even shown signs of recovery from a gaping wound incurred a few years ago, when a vehicle crashed into it.