Tree Service

Lightning Protection

Protect your most valuable trees and surrounding structures from the devastating affects of lightning with our sophisticated lightning protection systems.


When Disaster Strikes

Lightning can damage or destroy mature trees valued for their shade, beauty, and history – not to mention the potential for harming surrounding people, animals, or structures. Our specialized lightning protection systems help preserve your trees and property when disaster strikes.

Per the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) guidelines, our team assesses and installs specialized lightning protection systems. These include a system of conductors and ground rods to provide a path of least resistance for lightning to follow, thereby protecting the tree and reducing the risk of damage. 80% of trees struck by lightning experience visible damage and health decline, while the remaining

20% carry no visible injuries, but experience vascular damage and stress leading to poor water transmission, pest and disease issues. Our team of certified arborists will assess the tree for suitability, design the lightning protection system, then install the air terminals, conductors, and ground terminals. The system, made of copper or aluminum, is designed to carry the electrical current away from the tree in order to keep the area safe.

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Popular & Frequently Asked Questions About Lightning Protection Systems

How do you recommend preparing your trees for storm season and emergency weather?

Preventative care can save you thousands of dollars otherwise spent on repairing damage or cleaning up debris. It can also help you minimize risk to both people and property. Making sure your trees are healthy front the roots to limbs is of primary importance. This starts with assessment and On larger properties, we recommend performing a tree inventory to catalog and identify trees that need preventative care and safety plans, including corrective pruning, cabling and bracing, or lightning protection.

What do your post-storm services entail?

After a storm rolls through, our crews immediately mobilize to care for our client’s trees whether that be removing or pruning damaged trees and cleaning up debris. Our arborists on site are able to evaluate stress caused by damage to recommend any after-care treatments needed such as fertilization.

How do you ensure safety on site?

Our team is licensed, certified, and trained to the highest level of safety standards. We take great care to ensure that your property is protected.


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