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Tree still threatens Benton couple's home

The couple fears the tree could fall on their home anytime. The couple fears the tree could fall on their home anytime.
The giant tree trunk is split. The giant tree trunk is split.
The owner of a MO tree trimming business is to assess the tree Friday afternoon. The owner of a MO tree trimming business is to assess the tree Friday afternoon.
A lineman came out and tried to secure the giant branches Thursday night. A lineman came out and tried to secure the giant branches Thursday night.
BENTON, IL (KFVS) -

A tree still threatens to crush the home of an elderly Benton, Illinois couple.

Monnie and Wayne Hall say a lineman out of Creal Springs came by Thursday night and attempted to secure the giant branches of the tree trunk that's split, and it could fall on their home at any moment.

Meanwhile, the owner of a tree removal company out of southeast Missouri who saw our story Thursday night says they will assess the tree Friday afternoon to see if he can help the couple.

The couple fears one strong gust of wind could cause the giant oak to crush their home.

Stay with Heartland News as we continue to follow this story.

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