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Ailing Auburn oaks still hanging on

Updated: July 4, 2011, 12:36 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- The ailing oaks at Toomer's Corner are a mottled mix of yellow and brown these days, but experts say there's still a chance the trees will be in good enough shape for Auburn football fans to roll them with toilet paper after wins this fall.

It's been about five months since school officials confirmed that the famous trees had been poisoned, and a fan of archrival Alabama is now awaiting trial in the attack. Emergency procedures that included removing poisoned dirt around ...

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