Archive for April 13th, 2013

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Nature: Lightning & Trees

lightning snag tree SBOn a recent outing, we noticed that few trees had survived not being struck by lightning. Here is an interesting few facts about a tree’s survival in lightning country and how historical trees might be preserved (read more)

“Many trees are severely injured internally or below- ground by lightning despite the absence of visible, external symptoms. Lightning or electrical current passes from the trunk of the tree through the roots and dissipates in the ground. Major root damage from electricity may cause the tree to decline and die without significant aboveground damage.”




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