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Lightning Protection for Your Trees in Harrison

Providing proper lightning protection for trees in Harrison means more than just pruning them, which is why at ABC Tree Service, we employ a staff of certified arborists who know how to identify and protect high-risk trees on your property. Electricity in storm clouds is attracted to water, which can be found in abundance in the trunks of large trees. When struck by a bolt of lightning, these plants may catch fire, lose some of their bark or sustain irreversible damage to the root system. Years of growth can be lost in a fraction of a second without lightning protection. Lightning rods installed in the canopy provide a more desirable pathway for electrical transfer and are grounded using a system of wires which safely conduct the charge into the soil, protecting your tree and any nearby structures.
lightning protection for trees

Identifying High-Risk Situations & Protecting Your Property

Every large specimen does not need a lightning rod, and a variety of factors determine whether or not rod installation is recommended for a plant. Some species are more prone to lightning strikes, including:

  • Maple
  • Cottonwood
  • Oak
  • Elm
  • Pine
  • Sycamore
  • Spruce

Other environmental factors also increase a tree’s chances of being struck. Taller plants are at a higher risk, as are those that are alone in an open space. If your property has a grove, those trees on the outskirts of the bunch have a higher probability of being hit than others growing in the center. Additionally, specimens near water or buildings with plumbing and electrical wires are more likely to attract lightning than those further off shore or away from structures.

Contact Us Today for a Consultation

Whether you are interested in tree protection from lightning or another service such as tree removal, we are here to help. Give us a call today at 423-344-8732 and schedule a consultation with one of our certified arborists who can help protect all your trees in Harrison.