The nature of lightning is such that tall objects are more vulnerable to strikes than others. This means that lightning protection for trees can be an issue that seriously needs to be addressed, especially if you live in an area where lightning storms are not uncommon.
Lightning can create an explosion when striking a tree, which means that bark can be splintered and wood can blow off and separate completely from the rest of the structure. In some cases, the tree can even burst into flames. Even if the lightning didn't kill the tree on its own, the damage that tree experiences can make it vulnerable to other diseases or pests that could certainly end up killing it shortly after the strike.
The bottom line is that when lightning damages a tree on your property, the entire structure may be compromised This is why you shouldn't hesitate to call a Sesmas arborist to check it out as soon as possible.
At Sesmas Tree & Lawn Care, we also provide lightning protection systems to help you avoid having to deal with the mess and danger that comes with trees that have been struck. Although we can't control if your tree gets struck by lightning, our protection system works to minimize the damage to the tree itself by giving the electricity an alternate route to travel.
Our lightning protection service includes the installation of heavy-gauge copper cables that run along the length of the tree and are drilled into place with materials that are nontoxic for the tree itself.
If the tree is ever struck by lightning, the electricity will move down the conductor cable and is dispersed safely to an underground rod. The use of spring-loaded connectors allows the cables extend with your tree as it grows, meaning you won't have to worry about future modifications of the length of the cable.
If you are interested in protecting trees on your property from enduring damage from lightning, call Sesmas Tree & Lawn Care today and hear more about how we can help to keep you safe and keep your trees healthy and strong!
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