- Aug 30, 2017
We have 4 tall palm trees and a 5th smaller one but I don't wanna get rid of any of them. Lightning also struck one of the other palm trees a few years ago.We got rid of a towering cycad for just this reason.
It was also about 3 metres from the house and twice the height.
Arborist warned us that if lightning hit it and it caught fire, the house would be in danger.
Both trees are fine though I think but it's too early to say with this one. It could die tomorrow, I don't know. Looks like yesterday's tree was struck on the side or something because the leaves themselves are totally fine and undamaged. It's only where the branches were where it looks a bit rough. This tree is right next to another palm tree but that one is fine/untouched. The branches that fell off were black on the edges.
Guess I'm lucky the current didn't travel far, into the house or through wiring etc because that would have sucked for me