We knew that we were getting a bad storm in the area, but it did not scare us. We had been living at our house for nearly 20 years, and we have never had any damage because of storms. I guess there is a first time for everything though. A lightning strike hit one of our large maple trees, and I knew that we needed to have a professional come out and look at it. I went online and looked up Queens tree services in order to find a company that would be able to come out and tell us if the tree could be salvaged or if it would need to come down.
I was hoping it could be saved because it was a favorite tree of ours. The kids like playing under it, and my husband has even climbed it a few times with his brothers just for the fun of it. I knew that it would have to come down though if the tree service said that it was just too unstable since it was struck by lightning. A large branch that was bigger than my husband and myself combined had already come down, so we prepared ourselves for the worst.
When the tree service came out to look at the tree, it did not take them long to determine that the tree was indeed healthy enough to be salvaged. A few more branches would need to come off because of the damage, but thankfully the lightning hit where it did the least amount of damage. They were able to remove the branches that were in danger of coming down, then they pruned the rest of the tree. I was worried that it would look odd, but they made it look even more beautiful than it had before the lightning strike!