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An Auburn Tradition Resumes This Fall


One of Auburn’s most storied traditions returns this fall.

Auburn University’s website announced Monday that rolling of the two oaks at Toomer’s Corner will resume this fall, however, there is a catch. Auburn University will allow fans to “gentle roll” following a Tiger win. What that means, is that fans can roll the trees with toilet paper, but they are not allowed to climb into the fences guarding the trees, nor will be allowed to climb onto the trees. The University is also asking fans to not roll any trees lining from Toomer’s Corner to Samford Hall, as they were planted this spring, and are not fully established.

"We are still conscious of making sure the trees stay healthy," said Gary Keever, Auburn University horticulture professor, in the original article. "We also have water systems in place below the trees and even water pipes to the top that we need to protect. The toilet paper will be removed by hand after each rolling."

The tradition of rolling the Toomer’s Oaks at the corner of College Street and Magnolia Avenue was postponed in 2013, due to the trees needing to be removed after being poisoned in 2011.

Auburn football opens the 2016 season on Saturday, September 3, against Clemson at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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