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Was this a lightning strike?

by AtHomeDad
posted 08-19-2017 05:08 PM


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Aj2

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#1 posted 08-19-2017 06:04 PM

The pic is odd to me I can’t really tell what I’m looking at.
It looks like a Sasquatches cigarette butt?
I know it’s big because of the dolly

-- Aj

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Andybb

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#2 posted 08-19-2017 06:54 PM


The pic is odd to me I can t really tell what I m looking at.
It looks like a Sasquatches cigarette butt?
I know it s big because of the dolly

- Aj2


I’m from Washington State and it is well known that other than an occasional bong hit Sasquatches are non-smoking vegans so it can’t be that, but it does look freshly burnt so lightning is a good bet.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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unbob

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#3 posted 08-19-2017 09:58 PM

I am on the other side of the mountains, the Big Foot bunch here are smoking pot since before it has been legal in the state.

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#4 posted 08-19-2017 11:47 PM

was the tree charred in that area before the storm?

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 08-20-2017 12:06 AM

What is a Barrett? If that was a crotch, I’d say it was just wind. Crotches can trap water and cause decay.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Firewood

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#6 posted 08-20-2017 01:17 AM

If it was lightning, just know that it may have damage throught the piece. When a tree opens up or looses a limb due to lightning, its due to the water changing to steam in a split second. All sorts of wierd things can happen throught the tree at that point.

Or, you could have some really nice pieces of lumber. Ah, Nature…. you gotta love her…...

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 08-20-2017 11:40 AM

When lightning hits a tree it does not burn but splits into several pieces. So sorry, no story in you lumber.

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Bill Berklich

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#8 posted 08-21-2017 12:49 AM

The leaves look like Bartlett Pear which is not actually a pear but an ornamental tree that’s pearish shape when ful grown. It is a very brittle tree and will crack and fail in a high wind. I’ve never turned anything big but it makes great handles. Beautiful color and finish.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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BlasterStumps

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#9 posted 08-21-2017 01:53 AM

A couple weeks ago, one of our friends was in his front yard about 30 feet from this tree when this happened. He was okay. I was in my vehicle with my window down about 8 blocks away and it gave me a he__ of a start. Pieces of the limb were scattered around the yard. A big piece flew off and struck his neighbors car windshield and lodged itself in the glass.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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DirtyMike

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#10 posted 08-21-2017 02:00 AM

no lighting, wind.

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BlasterStumps

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#11 posted 08-21-2017 02:55 AM

found the picture of the chunk stuck in the glass

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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ChefHDAN

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#12 posted 08-21-2017 10:09 AM



I m from Washington State and it is well known that other than an occasional bong hit Sasquatches are non-smoking vegans so it can t be that, but it does look freshly burnt so lightning is a good bet.

- Andybb

LMAO

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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billy81

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#13 posted 08-21-2017 11:06 AM



When lightning hits a tree it does not burn but splits into several pieces. So sorry, no story in you lumber.

- Carloz

i know trees tend to split and shard with lightening strikes, but surely they would char a bit as well?

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tomsteve

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#14 posted 08-21-2017 12:05 PM


When lightning hits a tree it does not burn but splits into several pieces. So sorry, no story in you lumber.

- Carloz

i know trees tend to split and shard with lightening strikes, but surely they would char a bit as well?

- billy81

that can catch on fire,too

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dhazelton

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#15 posted 08-21-2017 12:41 PM

Looks like blackening from mold to me – how does it smell (and don’t say ‘with it’s nose!)?

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