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Auburn, AL  (WTVM) –   Experts say new soil samples of the Toomer's Corner trees this week did not bring good news.

It seems the herbicide, Spike 80 DF, has traveled much deeper into the soil that experts had originally thought.

Scientists worked late night placing fresh soil under the trees.

Experts say they expected to see new growth, even with the poisoning.

By late April the new leaves should be big enough for experts to test to see if they are infected with the herbicide.

Harvey Updyke arrested by Auburn police for allegedly pouring the poison onto the trees shortly after the Iron Bowl.  

He is out on bond and according to his attorney Updyke will be in back in court on April 20th for a probable cause hearing.

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