Lightning strikes twice

This jagged Giant Redwood lost much of its giantness when struck by lightning. What’s more, it was struck twice, first in 1987 and again in 1999.

It is now a lesser lightning attractor.

jagged redwood tree struck by lightning

Giant Redwood at Anglesey Abbey, Cambs, June 2020



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 20 August 2020

Posted as part of Cee’s B&W

11 thoughts on “Lightning strikes twice

  1. If we’re out riding in Wyoming and it starts raining hard, we generally take cover under a tree of some sort. Of course, the advice is always don’t stand under a tree, but with trees everywhere, I figure that odds that our tree will be hit are fairly slim. But if this guy can be hit twice, I may have to re-think that. 🙂


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    1. My answer was going to be “not anymore” 🙂 But you got me thinking and I had to google it – it seems we have quite a few, with one report of tallest in New Forest and another saying Bedfordshire.

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