Large trees are vulnerable to lightning strikes. Like homes that are protected with a lightning protection system, we do the same with large shade trees. Specimen trees are worth tens of thousands of dollars in the landscape and in a blink of an eye can become a casualty of a lightning strike. The force and energy of a strike can kill trees outright or structurally weaken the to the point that necessitates removal. Damaged trees often decline slowly and become predisposed to insects and disease, and eventually die.
Organic Plant Care LLC can recommend and install a lightning protection system for your valuable trees. This is an important investment to help minimize the potential of a lightning strike. We use high quality lightning protection and UL listed components in our installations. Once installed the system needs to be inspected annually to ensure its continued integrity.