Auburn Trees Poisoned

February 17, 2011 by USA Post 

Auburn Trees Poisoned, Auburn University has shown that less than 24 hours after confirmation of the poisoning of two trees on the historic campus of the school, police arrested a man and charged him in connection with the poisoning. At a news conference Thursday morning, representatives of the College, said Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, of Dadeville, AL was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in connection with the poisoning of trees in Auburn History Corner Toomer is. Updyke lasts and 50,000 bonds.

School officials said they learned of the poisoning January 27, when a caller Paul Finebaum radio show in Birmingham said he had asked the herbicide called ah Spike80 DF in the soil around trees 130 years. The herbicide is commonly used to kill trees and brush. University officials said they had found lethal amounts in the soil around the trees at Toomer Corner is.

The caller to the Finebaum radio show identified himself as “Al Dadeville,” and said a week after the Iron Bowl football game between Auburn and Alabama, he drove to Auburn and poisoned the trees.

Auburn President Jay Gogue has issued a statement saying the school took all possible options to save trees.

“We will take all possible measures to save the oaks Toomer, who has been home to countless festivals and symbol of the spirit for Auburn Auburn generations of students, fans, alumni and the community,” the statement said.

AP) – A man of 62 years Dadeville was arrested in connection with the poisoning of trees in the historic Toomer Corner Oak Auburn University.

A spokeswoman for the Bureau County Sheriff Lee Harvey said Almorn Updyke Jr. was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with one count of first-degree criminal mischief.

Bond was set at $ 50,000. If convicted, could face an Updyke to 10 years in prison.

A man claiming to be “Al Dadeville” phoned a radio show last month, saying it pays herbicide around the 130-year-old oak trees are the scene of celebrations after sporting victories at Auburn.

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