Early Monday morning was an abrupt awakening. A bright flash, a loud crack and a house shaking hit. We were struck by lighting. The tallest tree in the neighborhood was struck by lighting and it was our tree next to the drive way by the house. While no one was hurt and no damage to the house, it did take out some appliances and the network card on my computer. Tree an 80’-100’ Pine was hit at the top and peeled a bark stripe to the base shattering bark all over the yard and house.
Now I’ve seen trees that were struck by lighting, killing some completely and some partially. My concern is what will be the end result of our tree. Will it survive any or will it slowly die off? Common sense tells me that it needs to come down to prevent injury and damage to ourselves and others near by. The problem is that we can’t do it or afford to have it done. If I could do it or afford it, it would certainly make for a great harvest of lumber.
So I’m asking for the charity of any fellow Lumber Jocks in or near Northern Oklahoma that could share their generosity in helping us to remove this liability from our property. In return you would receive our most sincere gratefulness for your generosity. As well as a added benefit of what I would think yield a nice wood gloat. The tree is straight and about 6’ around at the base.
Thanks so much in advance.
-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg