Lightning Protection Systems for Trees

Protect Your Trees from Lightning Damage

The origin of the meaning of the name Tampa is believed to be from the Calusa language, a Native American tribe that lived in the area, meaning "Sticks of Fire" although there has been some dispute about the meaning. Tampa is one of the most lightning-active places in the world and receives a high concentration of lightning strikes every year.

Tree Damage

Lightning strikes can cause both mechanical and biological damage to trees. Severe lightning damage can result in tree failure. Lightning protection for trees has been around since the 1800s. J.A. Weaver's "JAW'S" Tree Service, Inc. can install lightning protection systems to help protect your trees from potential lightning damage.

Trees are Valuable

The cost of a lightning protection system is relatively small compared to the value of important trees. The removal of a lightning-damaged tree can cost more than a lightning protection system. They are a great way to help protect historic trees or trees which have sentimental value or aesthetic value in your landscape.

Evaluate Your Property

Call us at (813) 837-3992 for an evaluation to find out if your trees should have a lightning protection system installed. The systems that we use are designed using the standards adopted by the Tree Care Industry Association (formerly NAA). They are installed under the guidelines of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A300 Part 4: Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Maintenance - Standard Practices (Lightning Protection Systems) & of "Best Management Practices - Tree Lightning Protection Systems" (Companion publication to the ANSI A300 Part 4 mentioned above) by E. Thomas Smiley, A. William Graham, Jr. & Scott Cullen, International Society of Arboriculture, 2002.

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