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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.”


2 Responses to “Nature: Lightning & Trees”


  1. April 21, 2013 at 14:24

    In looking at your entires, I thought, this looks like the top of the Tram. And then I saw you have a shot of the Tram. I love Palm Springs and the hiking around. Fun stuff. Is this one from the top of the Tram too?

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