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Lightning damaged trees

Lightning damage to mature trees is shown below.

tree killed by lightening strike

Tree killed by lightning strike.

close up lightening strike on tre trunk

Close-up of lightning strike on a tree trunk.

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Lightning often causes bark to separate from the wood.


closed over lightening strike closed over lightening strike

Here are two lightning strikes that closed over.

lightening strike that caused decay

Lightning struck many years ago eventually causing decay well inside the trunk.