AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn University horticulture professor says there's no sign of poisoning yet in the new leaves on the oak trees at Toomer's Corner.
Gary Keever said Wednesday that he expects that to change in the spring, noting that going into the fall and winter leaves became discolored and fell off.
Keever says without that new growth on the two trees, "they'd essentially be dead."
He says they'll take samples next week to get a better indication of how much poison is in the foliage and soil.
Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan accused of poisoning the trees, has a hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon to discuss a new trial date. A Lee County judge granted the defense's request for delaying the trial, initially scheduled for March 5.
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