I'm no Auburn grad, but I would assume that using the trees to make some kind of wooden chandeliers for the main academic building or something along those lines would be a better use of the dead tree.
Or maybe they could have a sculptor use the dead trees to carve X amount of eagles and have them placed in prominent places around campus.
The Memorial Student Center at A&M is probably the most used building on campus by students during the week, and is easily the most visited on Football Saturdays by visitors and Former Students. Inside the MSC there are several very large wooden carvings that were done by a professor in the architecture department. Together, the sculptures tell the history of A&M. Image: http://www.grantartistry.com/DSC02023.JPG
All three of those options popped in my head within about 3 minutes......but I guess if Auburn University has thrown all of its effort in thinking about creative ways a historic piece of Auburn history could be preserved.....duck calls are also an option.
This post was edited on 8/11 at 10:00 pm