Trees Meeting Their Unfortunate End
When rivalries are taken too far, innocent trees can become the victims. At least, that’s what happened when Alabama Crimson Tide fan Harvey Updyke, Jr. decided to make a statement for his team and against the rival team, The Auburn Tigers. He poured poison over all of the school’s 130-year-old beloved oak trees at Toomer’s Corner, the site where Auburn fans traditionally celebrate after games. Updyke was arrested and ordered to pay $800,000 in restitution. As of 2015, Updyke was behind on his payments.