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Planting a tree is a great way to help the environment. A tree will remove about 2,000 lbs of CO2 from the atmosphere in its lifetime. That?s the same amount of CO2 saved by going vegetarian or skipping a cross-country flight. A tree can also be used to filter over 2,000 gallons of runoff, cleaning it before it goes back into the watershed.

Trees also attract lightning, and it is completely possible that your tree can be struck. What do you do when your tree gets struck?