The judge is delaying the trial of Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan accused of poisoning the famous oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn.
Defense attorneys have asked the judge to move the trial out of Lee County. Judge Jacob Walker said he would set a hearing to consider that request.
Updyke has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect or disease. The trees were poisioned after Alabama lost to Auburn in the Iron Bowl during the Tigers 2010 national championship season. The trees' long-term health is still not known.