I was reading where they might sell souvenirs made out of the old oaks as a fund raiser. I think they are accepting ideas as to what to do with the corner after the trees are gone. AU has a great Forestry school so I would just put them to work on ideas.
I know there are companies that can move huge trees and re-plant them. Cost is up in the $30-40K or more per tree to do this. They dig a massive trench around the tree and move a huge root ball. I say do this and give the bill to Updyke. AU gets the trees back, Updyke pays... we all move on.
This post was edited on 2/4 2:54 PM by Sanctions Stand