Trees attract lightning because they provide a path for lightning to travel from the storm cloud to the earth.
Help protect your trees from lightning damage through the installation of a lightning protection system.
Davey’s lightning protection system uses a heavier copper cable and innovative hardware that pushes the conductor cable away from the trunk as the tree grows to prevent embedding.
We also use a fuse attached to the conductor cable that provides a critical measurement function, allowing arborists to know when a lightning strike has taken place so that the system can be fully inspected for damage.
A tree’s ability to recover after a lightning strike depends on the tree’s:
In some cases, lightning wounds will heal themselves over time. More severe gashes in the trunk leave the tree vulnerable to harsh weather or insect and disease entrance, which can lead to tree decline.
>> If the tree looks dangerous or needs large limbs removed, contact your local Davey arborist. They can also share their expert opinion and perform an in-depth tree risk assessment.
Heavy snow, freezing rain, lightning, high winds or a combination of any of these severe weather outbreaks can stress your trees.
Proper tree maintenance can reduce damage to your trees and property and maximize your safety, including:
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Our certified tree doctors are committed to you and the health and safety of your trees. ISA Certified Arborists have taken the opportunity to further their education and apply their advanced skills to every client interaction.
Davey is also recognized as an accredited tree care company. Our TCIA accreditation represents our position as a tree service company committed to safety, expertise and professionalism.