Cedar tree hit by lightning

Published Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tree care specialists are removing a tree hit by lightning overnight, with the 100 year old mature cedar tree being extensively damaged.

The cedar tree, in Leybourne Close, Bromley, was estimated to being approximately 70 feet or 20 metres tall. The street tree, one of approximately 40,000 street trees across the borough, was located on a roadside verge.  The council's record shows it was last inspected in March 2017 when the arboriculturalist concluded that the cedar tree was healthy and in good condition.