AU to sell seedlings from new Toomer’s oaks

AU to sell seedlings from new Toomer’s oaks

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Auburn University's Department of Horticulture is letting you buy a piece of history.

You can be the owner of several seedlings from one of the new Auburn oaks recently planted, so fans can have part of the Auburn tradition at home.

The seedlings were planted from acorns collected, and cost $125 each to buy.

The oaks where the acorns were collected were planted in 2015 to replace the original trees that were removed in 2013 after being poisoned in 2011.

"Back in the early 2000s the School of Forestry and Wildlife had a program where they collected acorns from the original Auburn oaks at Toomer's Corner and they germinated them and grew small trees and sold them as a fundraiser for scholarships in the school," said Gary Keever, Auburn professor of agriculture.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward the department's academic programs.

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