Arborist Expert Witness & Auburn University Incident

Lee County, AL, Circuit Court Judge Jacob A. Walker approved up to $10,000 in state funding for expert witness research and testimony in the bizarre case of a retired Texas state trooper who is charged with poisoning 150-year-old trees on the Auburn University campus. Both a chemist and an arborist expert witness will be working on the defense of Harvey Updyke Jr., a University of Alabama fan who allegedly used the pesticide Tebuthiuron on the old-growth southern live oak trees.