Did You Know? Death by Lightning Is Common for Tropical Trees



Panama: A tropical forest ground survey revealed that one lightning strike often damages more than 20 trees, a quarter of which can die within a year. Researchers combined this finding with satellite data to estimate that lightning kills 200 million tropical trees worldwide every year — a significant cause of their demise.



Full article from Scientific America https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/death-by-lightning-is-common-for-tropical-trees/