The iconic oaks at Toomer's Corner stand no more - WRBL

The iconic oaks at Toomer's Corner stand no more

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Early this morning crews started work to uproot the Toomer's Corner oak trees.

The first limb was cut at 7:23 central time and by 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, both trunks were laying on the ground. The only thing left of the oak trees are the stumps, which will be removed early next year.

Dozens of people came out today, lining the streets, enthralled at the scene before them.

Crews tag-teamed the removal of the trees, tying and sawing the limbs off one by one and then cutting the trunks.

A lot of fans watched, having mixed emotions about the historical day. A lot of them are happy, yet sad at the same time.

Mulch will now cover the area where the trees used to sit, but the remains won't be thrown away. The bark and leaves will be made into mementos that people will be able to buy.

That would include necklaces, earrings and a framed piece of the wood, for those die-hard Auburn fans.

Sarah Panko

Sarah is the anchor/ producer for News Three First Edition at 5/4 central time. She also brings you the latest Consumer Reports on the Nightwatch at 11/10 central. More>>

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