Question

wise at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU wise at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Tue Mar 25 11:04:35 EST 1997


To all,

        A colleague of mine was in Arizona last week visiting the red cliffs
at Sedona near Flagstaff.  The local guides stated that Ponderosa pine trees
which live on the iron-rich red cliffs, avoid being struck by lightening
because they take up so much iron from the soil that they are electrically
conductive, thus they act as lightening rods.  Has anyone out there heard of
this?

Bob

Robert R. Wise
Plant Physiologist and Director, UWO Electron Microscope Facility
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI  54901
(414) 424-3404 tel
(414) 424-1101 fax
wise at uwosh.edu





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