Talking Trees: Lightning Protection for Trees


Trees provide us with so many memories and can be very difficult and expensive, if not impossible, to replace. Too often severe weather can damage these precious assets.

In this episode of Talking Trees, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and Davey expert R.J. Laverne tells you how the installation of a lightning protection system can protect your trees.

The idea is to direct the electricity into highly conductive cables and down into the ground so that the tree won’t be damaged. Since trees are living organisms that can’t simply be rebuilt, this is a particularly important safeguard against severe storms.

The installation of a lightning protection system is complex, so contact your local certified arborist for assistance.

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