Age of Toomer's Oaks rings out after analysis by Auburn University

Examination of College Street trunk suggests icons were 83 to 85 years old

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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:54 am | Updated: 12:18 am, Fri Jun 21, 2013.

While the Toomer’s Oaks no longer mark the entrance to the Auburn University campus, they’re now telling a story of their own.

Growth rings from a cross section of wood taken from the base of the College Street oak have revealed that the trees were as old as 85 years old prior to their removal on April 23.

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