For your trees, a lightning strike can be detrimental. Most trees that are struck by lightning either die, or are weakened for secondary invaders such as wood boring insects that can kill the tree. Installation of lightning protection can help minimize damage done by lightning strikes and help preserve high valued or sentimental trees.
According to Colorado State University, Oaks, Elms, Pines, Spruce, Poplars, Maples, and Ash are the most likely to receive a lightning hit–however it is good to keep in mind that tree height, the variety of trees present, and the soil conditions are all factors that will effect the likelihood of a lightning strike. Trees that stand alone, rise above other trees, or are close to water are more frequently struck as well.
If you have trees on your property that you’d like to protect from the devastating impacts of lightning, contact Arborscapes for an evaluation or an estimate for lightning protecting services.