Burnt Tree Trunk – Jebel Shams.

Due to the exposed ground on the top of Jebel Shams; when a thunder-storm arrives, it can be quite spectacular. On the odd occasion that a Juniper tree gets hit with lightning, the whole tree just explodes because the sap boils at such a rapid rate. The result is like something out of H G Wells ‘War of the Worlds’ fun when one is indoors but rather frightening if caught outside – not to mention dangerous.

3 thoughts on “Burnt Tree Trunk – Jebel Shams.

    1. It was a recently lightning burned tree (actually the whole tree explodes and in most cases all that is left is the bit of trunk poking out of the ground.
      A spectacular sight when it happens.
      David.

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