Additionally, lightning can also cause damage to the tree’s roots and surrounding soil. The electrical energy can travel through the soil, damaging the tree’s roots and disrupting the surrounding ecosystem.
Trees that are struck by lightning may also suffer from long-term effects, such as weakened wood and increased susceptibility to disease and pests.
It’s important to note that lightning damage to trees can also pose a safety hazard to people and property, as falling branches or trees can cause injury or damage to structures.
Trees that have been struck by lightning should be inspected by a certified arborist to assess their safety and any necessary tree care or removal.