1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

October 31, 2008

:305 Grounding Trees

Filed under: :305 Grounding Trees — Tags: , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:22 am

Take the 1:5:10:365 challange: Do one thing – for 5 to 10 minutes – 365 days a year to make our home and planet environment better.

1:5:10:305 EcoTip: Trees can be grounded with lightning rod systems to protect them against lightning strikes. This is especially important for trees near buildings since the lightning can jump from the tree to the structure.

Large Tree Struck By Lightning Courtesy of Lightning Rod Stuff
Large Tree Struck By Lightning

  Courtesy of Lightning Rod Stuff 

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Suggested Review: :303, :304

More information about grounding systems for trees is available from lightning rod stuff.

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October 29, 2008

:303 Lightning Rods

Filed under: :303 Lightning Rods — Tags: , , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:19 am

Take the 1:5:10:365 challange: Do one thing – for 5 to 10 minutes – 365 days a year to make our home and planet environment better.

1:5:10:303 EcoTip: A residential lightning protection system is an important consideration for helping to protect your home and family.

  

Source: East Coast Lightning

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 Additional Information:

For additonal information on residential lightning systems check out East Coast Lightning 

According to their website:

A single bolt of lightning can carry over 30 million volts of electricity. Lightning can rip through roofs, explode brick and concrete and ignite fires.

In addition to causing structural damage, a single bolt of lightning can wreak havoc with computers, electronic equipment and appliances.

Every year in the United States the number of homes struck by lightning increases. According to the Insurance Information Institute, residential lightning losses exceed a billion dollars annually and represent close to five percent of all residential insurance claims. 

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