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Managing lightning damage in trees

We’ve had a lot of severe weather lately, and with that comes the chance of lightning. If it hits a tree, it can do a lot of damage to the tree (and anything under it). What do you do with the tree after it’s been hit? Walter Reeves has a few suggestions here. When in doubt, get an evaluation from a certified arborist. You probably don’t want to ask someone who does nothing but cut down trees, or you already know what the answer will be. Just make sure that the lightning has gone before you go out to take a look, and keep yourself safe.

Source: Penny Mayes, Commons Wikimedia