Colorado Springs is noted for its lightning. Many large and exposed trees are at greatest risk. Trees are the most common victims of lightning strikes. Most lightning bolts will pass through trees on the way to the ground, as the tree trunk contains a lot of electricity-conducting water. As the lightning surges through the water in the tree trunk, it boils the water, exploding pieces of bark from the tree. While trees are not often killed instantly, the wounds created by the lightning often cause the tree’s death down the road due to insects and disease.
The best way to protect trees from lightning is to install lightning rods. The metal of the rod conducts electricity better than the water in the trunk, which helps guide the electricity down to the earth without harm to the tree.
Mountain High can install lightning protection in your key trees.