Lightning Protection for trees is important if your property has tall trees as they are more likely to get hit by lightning especially if they are taller than your property. If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, It’s a natural instinct to take shelter under a tree. Don’t do this! Tall trees are especially vulnerable to lightning strikes. The trees may be next to electric wires or poles that can be particularly hazardous if lightning strikes.
A lightning strike can instantly kill or harm a valuable tree. Florida has the most lightning strikes, while the Tampa area has the most lightning strikes within the state. Lightning can be avoided by protecting trees. In terms of lightning protection for trees, we adhere to standards.
How is Lightning Protection System Installed on Trees?
Lightning protection on trees involves installing a heavy copper cable that leads down to copper ground rods driven beyond the tree’s drip line. Copper conductors connected to a ground rod reduces tree damage and finds a path for the electric current to the earth. This is not a DIY job because if the lightning protection system is not properly installed it will not be effective.
Coastal Lightning Rod Experts based in Florida, install lightning protection systems that can minimize the risk of damage from a strike. Our trained lightning protection specialists and arborists have the knowledge and experience to install lightning protection rods on your trees in a safe, competent and efficient manner.
Coastal Lightning Rods provides a full design and installation solution based on your lightning protection requirements.
Coastal Lightning Rods provides solutions for full protection against lightning, that adheres to NFPA standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection and is in accordance with the code and legislation in force. We use UL listed materials.
NFPA 780 provides lightning protection system installation requirements to safeguard people and property from fire risk and related hazards associated with lightning exposure
Coastal Lightning Rods provides tree protection, whole house surge protection, surge arrestor, surge protection for AC DC, phone, COAIX and data, grounding and earthing services.