5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Monday, November 30 2020.


 On Monday, November 30, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Resource person: library@vandusen.org

Location: Via Zoom


In June 2020, three trees in the giant sequoia grove at VanDusen were struck by lightning, leaving the ground littered with broken branches, wood fragments and shredded bark. The trees will likely survive but will carry lightning scars for the rest of their long lives. How did these sequoias withstand the shock of over 100 million volts? In this presentation Plant Documentation Technician Samantha Sivertz will explore what happens when a tree is struck by lightning, tell stories of past lightning strikes at VanDusen, and discuss how botanical gardens deal with this destructive weather phenomenon.

Price: $10.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Zoom link will be sent by email within 48 hours prior to the event.

More information: Speaker: Samantha Sivertz

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