Tree Q's: Why do trees get hit by thunder lightning? - Qs and As

Question: Why are trees easy targets for lightning strikes?

    Trees get hit by thunderstorms or thunder lightning because they provide easy paths for the lightning to travel from the storm cloud to the earth, according to Davey's article.

    Tall trees in an open area especially those ones near water environs are most vulnerable to lightning strikes.

    According to American Climbers, moisture inside trees make them better conductors for lightning strikes than the surrounding air.
    Being static and roots buried to the ground, trees are easy targets for thunderstorms.


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