In much the same way you protect your home against lightning, the tall graceful trees that beautify your property need protection as well. Especially in areas like ours that are prone to severe lightning storms. Lightening is one of nature’s most powerful sources – producing temperatures greater than 50,000 degrees and an electrical charge of 100 million volts.
Since 10 – 20% of your home’s value can be based on its landscaping and the natural beauty of the trees that surround it, lightning protection may be a wise investment for your property. Historic, rare, and specimen trees, especially when they are the center of landscapes or they shade or frame recreational areas, are valuable and should be protected by a properly installed system.
If a tree on your property is hit by lightning it is important that the tree is given adequate water immediately, and it is essential that you have an expert address the damage as soon as possible.