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Posted: February 13, 2015 1:28 p.m.

Auburn replacing oaks killed by Alabama fan

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn is replacing the Toomer's Corner oak trees that were poisoned by a University of Alabama fan.

Workers began digging holes Friday for grown oak trees that will be placed at the edge of the Auburn University campus. The city has a live webcam where fans can watch the work.

Contractors will plant the trees Saturday. They'll be on the same corner where the previous oaks stood.

The new trees are coming from a farm in Georgia.

Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. pleaded guilty to poisoning the original trees after the 2010 Iron Bowl.

Auburn fans traditionally roll Toomer's Corner with toilet paper after victories, but the university is asking them to stay away from the new trees until fall 2016 so they'll have time to take root.

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