Toomer's Trees: Two photos say it all

Published: Nov. 1, 2011 at 3:47 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2011 at 4:05 PM CDT
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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Auburn University released two photos of the trees on Toomer's Corner Tuesday months after they were poisoned with a lethal dose of herbicide.

The photos, a before and after, don't need much explanation. One shows the trees as they were before being poisoned, healthy and with thick, lush foliage. The second photo, taken in mid-October shows just how far the trees' health has declined.

Auburn University horticulturalists continue to monitor the trees, watering them daily and hand removing any toilet paper left after football celebrations.

CLICK HERE to see a much larger, side-by-side photo of the trees.

Officials say the real test of the trees' survival will come in the Spring. That's the point when experts will know if the trees can put out any growth.

It will also be a determining factor as to what the Toomer's Tree Task Force will do with the famous trees on the corner.

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