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Toomer’s Oaks recovery process continues


It’s been months since Toomer’s Oaks in Auburn have been replanted, and the recovery process is still ongoing.

The trees were replanted in February after one of them was set on fire in September 2016.

The first year after replanting is critical. The man concern is getting enough water.

Getting them back to form is very important to the school.

“Well, I think it shows the resilience of the university and the community, considering the positioning, the fire. You can still see the commitment of the university to still have these two healthy trees here at the Corner," said campus planner Ben Burmester.

This isn’t the first time Auburn has had to replant these trees. The original Toomer’s Oaks were poisoned in 2011 and uprooted in 2013.

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