Peace of Mind in a Flash

Bayou Tree Service can help your trees to weather the storm when disaster strikes. Our lightning protection service directs violent surges away from your tree, and safely into the ground, saving your tree from injury or death.

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What Does Lightning Protection Do?

Lighting protection works on the principle that electricity always follows the path of least resistant. For lightning, this path is often right through the tallest, most valuable tree on your property. To protect trees from lightning strikes, we install brass terminals at the tallest point of your tree, and ground wires that give the lightning a new path of least resistance. Once lightning strikes the terminal, the energy travels down the wire adjacent to your tree instead of through the tree itself, protecting your tree from meeting an untimely demise.

Major thunderstorms are common in Louisiana, so it is important to make sure that your prized trees are protected. Lightning damage is not always immediately evident, but can have long-term consequences for the health of a struck tree. In addition to unsightly scarring, which is common, struck trees are often more vulnerable to future breakage and limb failure, pests, and infections. In total, a strike will likely shorten life expectancy and endanger nearby structures. Prevention is your best defense, and we’re ready and eager to help you. If you would like to find out how much it will cost to have a professional install tree lightning protection on your property, please call us to request a consultation.