Lightning strikes the tree,
months pass and the strong oak falls…
we were all surprised.
"The effect lightning strikes have on trees varies. Sometimes the tree splinters or shatters upon impact. Some trees are scarred by a strip of blown-away bark. Others seemingly have no damage at all, and then die a few weeks or months later, probably because the unseen damage was in the root zone. A tree struck by lightning has been severely stressed." ~Schneider tree company