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How Lightening Helps Plants Grow

How Lightening Helps Plants Grow

Westreich, S. (2020, October 21). How Lightening Helps Plants Grow. Medium. https://medium.com/a-microbiome-scientist-at-large/how-lightning-helps-plants-grow-9c88075b266b

While lightning strikes are one of the primary causes of fires, it also has some beneficial effects in nature. For one thing, fires that are started by lightning are beneficial from a plant’s perspective. Fire is typically a regular part of the natural environment, and serves an important role in clearing dry brush and making way for new plant growth. Also, if you pay close attention to your lawn, you may notice that it becomes greener and more verdant in weeks following a thunderstorm. Why? The answer lies in chemistry. To continue reading, follow the link above.