Is it true that lightning prefers hitting in oak trees?

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Answer. Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2014.

Lightning prefers to strike tall objects at water vein crossings and will tend to follow the shortest, most conductive path to the earth’s surface. Oaks are starchy trees, good conductors of electricity and live long over water vein crossings. Therefore oaks that stick out above everything else are more likely to be struck.

 
 

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