Tree-Poisoner Harvey Updyke Will Spend Six Months In Jail And Five Years On Probation

Harvey Updyke, the Alabama football fan that, in 2010, poisoned two oak trees that figure prominently in Auburn athletic traditions, and then essentially confessed to the act (a Class-C felony in Alabama) unbidden on Paul Finebaum's radio show, accepted a plea deal on Friday. While Updyke will get credit for time… »3/23/13 11:40am3/23/13 11:40am

Tree-Poisoner Harvey Updyke Is "Meaner Than Anyone In The World," Writes Little Girl

The trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner: not doing so hot. "Aesthetically dead if not actually dead," the university said last week. (Still, they might be doing better than Harvey Updyke, who is living in his car in the woods as he awaits trial.) The oaks received a massive pruning earlier this month, in yet another… »8/22/12 12:10pm8/22/12 12:10pm

Harvey Updyke, Alleged Tree Poisoner, Is Living In His Car In The Woods

After three lawyers assigned to the case bowed out for various personal reasons, a man in Alabama has finally agreed to take on the case of Harvey Updyke, the former state trooper who allegedly poisoned Auburn's oak trees at Toomer's Corner. The lucky attorney, Glennon Threatt, Jr., went on the Paul Finebaum radio show »2/23/11 1:00pm2/23/11 1:00pm

Let Us Begin Our All-Night Tree Vigil For The Oaks At Toomer's Corner

The trees are cloaked in their customary strips of toilet paper, and a man from Dadeville who named his kids "Bear" and "Crimson" awaits justice. At College Street and Magnolia Avenue in Auburn this evening, Tiger fans mourn the loss of their beloved oak trees. The sites seem to be having a bit of difficulty in… »2/17/11 7:45pm2/17/11 7:45pm

'Bama Fan Who May Have Been A State Trooper Charged with Poisoning Auburn's Trees

Harvey Almorn Updyke, a 62 year-old from Dadeville, Ala., has been arrested for poisoning the beloved oak trees at Aurburn's Toomer's Corner. Updyke, according to his Facebook profile, is a retired Texas State Trooper and a dedicated 'Bama fan (note the patterned hat; he also has a Facebook friend named Crimson). He… »2/17/11 11:45am2/17/11 11:45am