Episode #396 | Original Air Date: September 6, 2021
Florida has powerful thunderstorms, especially in the summer. And where there’s thunder, there’s lightning!
Lightning can injure or even kill trees, sometimes in an obvious and spectacular fashion, shattering trunks and stripping bark, or even starting fires.
But sometimes the damage is hidden. Your tree could develop cracks or sunken dead spots along its trunk, or, over time, the roots could rot.
If you suspect your tree has been struck by lightning, have a certified arborist examine it and give you advice on how to save the tree.
Trees are such a beautiful and valuable part of the landscape that it’s worth making an effort to try and preserve them.
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