STATE COLLEGE - The spot where Joe Paterno's bronze likeness once stood is now occupied by freshly planted trees.
The Centre Daily Times reported the trees were planted outside Beaver Stadium over the weekend, less than a week after workers removed the 7-foot statue of the late coach in the wake of a child-sex abuse scandal that has engulfed Penn State University.
University officials had the statue taken down July 22, less than two weeks after an internal investigation found Paterno colluded with other high-ranking officials to cover up abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Sandusky is awaiting sentencing on charges he sexually abused 10 boys, some at Penn State football team facilities.
The university hasn't said what it plans to do with the statue.