AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews spent several hours removing the 130-year-old trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn on Tuesday morning.
It started just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when the first limb was cut from near the top of the left tree. Crews started with the healthiest parts of the trees because those are the portions that will be used to make the keepsakes Auburn fans will be able to purchase.
They finished the job just before 12:30 p.m.
A lot of people came out to witness the end of these historic trees. One person stands out though. Edna Christmas is 100 years old and remembers when the trees were very young.
“Well I wanted to see them if they had to go,” Christmas said. “I hate it for ‘em to have to go. But I also hated for them to stand. They look like they are dead. They look pitiful.
WHNT News 19′s Carson Clark will have more from Auburn Tuesday evening on WHNT News 19 at 5:00, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.