AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Following the fire set on one of the new oaks at Toomer's Corner, school officials released a statement on Monday, asking students and fans not to roll the burned tree.
The statement says:
Rolling the oaks on S. College Street has long been a tradition for supporters of Auburn athletics. The trees are rolled following an Auburn Tigers victory.
The trees, according to officials, were intentionally set on fire early Sunday morning by 29-year-old Jochen Wiest. He is now being charged with criminal mischief.
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Editor's note: A previous version of this story said school officials said to not roll any of the trees. That was incorrect and had been changed.