AU Unveils New Toomer’s Corner Design
The final rolling on Saturday of the poisoned oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn also served as an unveiling of the new design for the area.
Drawing from the input of more than 10,000 alumni, students, fans and friends via an online survey, the school has decided to construct an arcing path while planting two new oak trees and retaining the Toomer’s Corner gates in their current positions. It’s all set to be put in place in 2014.
“I can tell one thing for certain: Live trees will be planted on the corner and the great tradition of rolling the corner will continue,” Auburn Alumni Association president Bill Stone said in a press release.