There are many people who feel that the old chestnut tree is linked to Anne and her inspiring words.
They believe the tree represents Anne Frank's hope of living in a better world.
It represents her hope for freedom.
Just as Anne Frank is an important part of history, so is the tree.
That is why many people have joined together and are fighting to save the tree!
Supporters of the tree argued with the officials who wanted to cut it down.
They argued that, as a symbol of freedom, the tree was worth trying to save.
They started the Support Anne Frank Tree Foundation.
Over the last year this group has worked very hard to save the old chestnut tree.
Now, many groups are working together on one plan to save the tree.
They include the city of Amsterdam, the Frank museum, the tree's owner, the Netherlands' Trees Institute, the Support Anne Frank Tree Foundation and tree experts from around the world.
In May 2008, tree experts will build a supporting structure around the tree.
The structure will help the tree to remain standing for up to 15 more years.
Along with the structure, experts will take small pieces, or grafts, from the tree.
They will plant and care for the grafts.
The hope is that the grafts will grow into full-sized chestnut trees.
When the old chestnut tree dies, the grafts can be planted in its place.
Anne Frank's tree will live on.
And with it, Anne Frank's hope for a better world will also live on.