What to do if Lightning Has Struck your Overland Park Tree

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Sometimes after a storm, you are easily able to tell what damage has been done to your Overland Park landscaping. When lightning strikes one of your trees, you might recognize the commonly-known results:

  • A crack that running down the trunk
  • Sparse or wilted canopy leaves
  • Burned, black spots on the bark
  • Stripped bark
  • Bare areas on the wood

Of course, if the tree has been struck down or split significantly, you should already be thinking about calling a professional tree removal company to assess the damage and the best course of action to remove the storms’ aftermath. Similarly, if there are a lot of large branches strewn about the yard, this is also cause for concern as the tree with branch loss may be unsafe and unbalanced. If you see any of these issues, call to have the tree removed immediately.

Other times, you may not be able to notice lightning damage to your trees because the lightning reach the internal parts of the tree first. If this occurs, the tree might seem to be normal for days or weeks, but it is actually slowly dying. If you are concerned or are unsure of the unseen damage potential around your property, you should have a professional inspect to make sure that a dying or dead tree is properly treated. It is best to have a dead or dying tree removed as soon as possible to prevent pilling on worse issues.

Here at Safety Tree, we can fully assess the aftermath of your Overland Park property’s landscaping storm damage to catch any signs that may need attention. If your tree has been struck by lightning, we want to be your trusted tree removal partners.

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What People Are Saying

  • Safety Tree Service did a great job trimming several elm and ash trees for me, as well as a few pin oaks. The pin oaks had various dead limbs that needed to be removed and other limbs that needed to be thinned. Ty did an excellent job removing the dead wood and trimming the trees, which helped reduce risk of damage from limbs falling and greatly improved the health and overall appearance of the trees. With the recent bad weather I’m glad I hired Ty as I’m confident one of the limbs would have come down on a power line. I received bids from multiple tree trimmers and Ty’s bid was very competitive and he was able to provide proof of insurance. Some of the other bidders offered lower prices but were not insured! I do recommend Ty to others as he did a great job for me.

    - Joel Y( Kansas City, Missouri Elm and Ash Tree Removal, February 2017 )
  • We needed a to have a couple of large trees removed from our yard. Safety Tree Service did a great job. They raked and collected everything and left us with a totally clean backyard. If we ever need any tree services in the future I will definitely contact you again.

    - Michael W( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal )
  • Safety Tree Service is always on time. They do what they say they are going to do. There is no smoke and mirrors with Safety Tree Service. I only recommend his company to all of my clients because I know he will treat them with respect and care.

    - Patrick F.( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal and Trimming, February 2017 )
  • We use Ty and his staff at Safety Tree exclusively for all of our tree work referrals. Our company conducts grounds maintenance on a wide variety of residential and commercial properties. We have referred our customers to Ty because they continually tell me how exceptional their overall experience was with Safety Tree. I have heard everything from “experts”, to “very professional”, to “very skilled”, to “clean” and “fair” used to describe their encounters. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Safety Tree to any private or public entity or for any project regardless of scope or size.

    - Tony C.( Olathe, KS Commercial Tree Services, January 2017 )