Holland woman keeps promise to deceased dad; saves falling white pine

Posted at 6:29 PM, Oct 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-24 19:45:53-04

HOLLAND, Mich. -- A Holland woman and her husband went to great heights to keep a promise made 16 years ago.

Lynn Truhn's father passed away in 1998 at the age of 78. Before his death, he asked her not to cut down a white pine that's in her backyard in her wildlife sanctuary.

The 120 foot tree has been bending more and more over the years. Truhn said white pines have weak roots. She and her husband, an engineer, came up with a creative way to save the tree.

Watch the video to see what they did.