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3 thoughts on “Tree Struck by Lightning? What a Lightning Strike Really Looks Like.”
I was standing maybe 20 feet away and indoors when a flash of lightning must have hit my tree. But…the gouge in the tree is maybe 3 feet from the ground to 7 feet and only about 1″ wide. Was it a minor lightning stike (although it sure got my attention and sounded lik a rifle shot). Do you think the tree is now so compromised as to have to be cut down? It is a green ash that I planted from a sapling in 1987.
What will happen if you are standing next to a tree, when it’s struck by lightning?
Kameron: Then you will get struck by lightning. Humans are more conductive then trees.