Why Do They Strike Trees?
Immediate Damage Caused By Lightning
Long-Term Damage Caused By Lightning
Exposed areas of bark from lightning strikes can make trees highly susceptible to insect infestations and devastating tree diseases. Tree wounds can also become a breeding ground for mold or fungi to attack the tree, further compromising tree health and stability. In addition, trees can begin to lean dangerously over time because of damages to the root system or major limbs, making them a property hazard. Finally, trees damaged by lightning strikes can quickly become a property eyesore, increasing the need for tree removal.
Although property owners can never completely protect a tree from a lightning strike, there are proactive steps owners can take to protect historic or valuable trees from lightning damages. Embark Services offers Lightning Protection Systems to protect trees by diffusing the amount of electrical surge between storm clouds and the ground, preventing the tree and root system from sustaining a direct lightning strike. In addition, a Lightning Protection System also works to decrease the likelihood of side flashes that can also cause damage to nearby trees, buildings, property and people. Contact Embark Services today for more information about our Lightning Protection Systems, or go online to request a free consultation!