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Nov. 7, 2014
The Auburn University Board of Trustees recently approved initiation of the second phase of a plan to renovate Samford Park. The plan calls for 30 live oak trees, grown from acorns taken from the iconic Auburn Oaks 12 years ago and now 15 feet tall, to be planted along a new brick walkway that will connect Samford Hall to Toomer's Corner.
The university also announced that two large live oaks will be planted at the College Street and Magnolia Avenue intersection on Feb. 16, 2015, completing Phase I of the project.
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, Tiger fans showed that not only is the Auburn Spirit is alive and well, but it is soaring to new heights! More than 83,000 fans filled Jordan-Hare Stadium to set an attendance record for A-Day, and later that evening they partied into the night with one final roll of the Auburn Oaks at Toomer's Corner. Generations gathered beneath the oaks one final time, sharing stories and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Even though they are physically gone, the mighty oaks will live on in the thousands of photographs taken Saturday and in the mementos being created from their wood. Below is a link to images and points of purchase for oaks-related merchandise, which includes images of items made from the actual wood.
To those who made the "Celebration of Tradition" a success, and to those who've gathered beneath the trees' shade for the last 80 years, War Eagle. It's GREAT to be an Auburn Tiger!
Last Updated: Nov. 7, 2014