We had just come from putting the horses in the barn before the storms got.
Dec 21, These two qualities make oak trees better conductors and better grounders of lightning than trees with shallow roots and closed cells. Trees are frequent conductors of lightning to the ground.
Since sap is a poor conductor, its electrical resistance causes it to be heated explosively into steam, which blows off the bark outside the lightning’s treeclearing.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. Oct 04, Oak trees have good energy reserves and can often recover from serious injury in just over a year or so.
It is always best to wait before taking action with a tree that has been struck by lightning.
If you are worried about your tree, talk to a tree surgeon and see what they think. They will likely tell you the same thing, just wait and see. Jul 04, The White Oak was hit by lightning a week ago by a microburst that knocked down 8 very old and big Oaks in our neighborhood.
Oh here is that second area where it left a mark.
Ours didn't get knocked down but was definitely hit by lightning, and shows scars very similar to the pictures you posted of yours. We LOVE our Oaks and will do anything to save them. Jul 24, Part of the tree had already fallen when it was split by lightning in a storm on 29 July - almost five years previously to the treeclearing.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Feb 16, About two years ago I took down a white oak the was hit by lightning,the tree stood for abour four months before we cut it down.
You will live on in nostalgia.
when it hit the ground the top mostly flew into a million pieces but the butt log and center cut werent hurt other than a black streak down the outside.
The tree worked fine as fire wood. Feb 10, A few years ago we had a year old white oak tree in our front yard struck by lightening. Quite a story, I took about photographs, an amazing feat of nature. But anyway, we burned the whole dern thing in our wood burning furnace after it seasoned one year.