My Cleveland Heights Tree was Struck by Lightning, What Do I Do now?

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After a heavy storm it is always a good idea to walk around to look for your Cleveland Heights storm tree damage or potential issues. A tree that is struck down or split in half then it should be removed as soon as possible. But sometimes the signs indicating that a tree has been hit by lightning are not so obvious.

Even if your tree has not been struck by lightning and you notice broken or hanging branches, call a professional tree removal company to clean up and reduce the risk for more problems. If your tree has been struck by lightning, it is suggested that you call tree removal professionals to visit your property to assess the situation. If the situation looks dangerous, the tree will need to be removed immediately.

As expected, visible external lightning damage on a tree may appear as:

  • Sparse or wilted canopy leaves
  • Burned, black spots on the bark
  • A crack that runs down the trunk
  • Bare patches where bark has been stripped

Lightning damage can also be very subtle or completely unnoticeable. When this happens, the tree will appear in regular health for days or weeks, but it is actually slowly dying. If you think that lightening may have hit one of your trees, you should have a professional inspect to make sure that a dying or dead tree is properly taken care of. Once the tree starts to die or is already dead, it is best to have the tree professionally removed from your Cleveland Heights home.

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The VanCuren team is ready to help if your trees have been negatively impacted by a lightning strike. We can help you assess your trees’ health to catch any signs that may have gone unnoticed concerning the health of your trees.

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