Is there some way to protect your trees from lightning?

Dallas, Texas
July 31, 2016 8:03pm CST
One of our trees was struck by lightning during a very dangerous thunderstorm many years back and it left two of the three major limbs dead but the tree continued to live and in spite of the obvious black scar left behind from the strike, the one remaining live limb continued to grow and flourish in spite of the ugly aspect of the other two dead limbs and dark line from top to the base of the trunk where it was hit. To lean more from a YouTube about how to protect a tree from lightning, you may find this helpful and also educational. I find it very interesting to know that there are ways to keep a tree protected in areas where there are frequent threats from thunder storms like Dallas, TX. Bonus information: HOW TO ENABLE CAPTIONS IN YOUTUBE VIDEOS http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/force-subtitles-embedded-youtube-video/
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 prec...
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@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Aug 16
that is really fascinating that you can ground a tree with copper cabling that's really good to know so you can save your trees from lightning strikes
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• Dallas, Texas
1 Aug 16
And if I had only done this with my poor sick Sycamore tree. But I will be trying to work with the other one soon so as to keep it grounded and protected. Thank you for your comment, Patsie.
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@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Aug 16
@lookatdesktop you are so welcome
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Aug 16
You are being very silly, @LoriAMoore
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
1 Aug 16
Thanks for this. I also knew there are also lightning protection devices for homes. Before I knew some people use lightning rods for their homes.
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• Dallas, Texas
1 Aug 16
Yes that is true. I also heard about a way to keep your roof top antenna grounded because that too is something to consider. Lots of people use roof top antennas but not as many as those using basic cable. As long as there are antennas on roof tops there will be a need for grounding for safety.
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@LadyDuck (126752)
• Switzerland
1 Aug 16
I know that you need copper cables to protect a tree from lightning and to put them in place it could cost a bit.
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• Dallas, Texas
1 Aug 16
It costs more to have the tree removed by a professional arborist I know, I figure about 600 dollars to cut a tree and few hundred more to remove the timber and another hundred more to grind the stump then there is the problem with paying to plant a new tree in it's place that will take decades to grow to a normal size. It is worth the investment. I only wish I had known about this before hand.
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@shshiju (9541)
• Cochin, India
1 Aug 16
It is really a worth thing. But Place the cable to each tree is high task.
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• Dallas, Texas
1 Aug 16
Yes. that is very true.
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• United States
1 Aug 16
Since my speakers system in this computer I have is on the fritz and my headphones are not reliable, I did NOT hear the video BUT if R J Levine did not mention covering the trunks with a rubber matting, would that deter lightening bolts ?
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• Dallas, Texas
1 Aug 16
Not exactly. And as for your speakers not working, There is a tutorial for getting subtitles in your Youtube Videos. Here it is just for you:
How To Get Subtitles On YouTube http://www.drostdesigns.com/get-youtube-traffic Adding subtitles or closed captions to your YouTube videos helps increase vie...
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• United States
2 Aug 16
@lookatdesktop thanks sweetie . . .
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• Preston, England
3 Aug 16
I would think lightning conductors similar to those used on churches (because priests trust God not to burn a church down) and skyscrapers could help