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Matti Nuorteva

Salama puustokuolemien aiheuttajana.

Nuorteva M. (1990). Salama puustokuolemien aiheuttajana. Silva Fennica vol. 24 no. 2 article id 5427. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15581

English title: Lightning as a cause of death of tree groups.


The writer reports in this discussion article of four stands in Finland that have died due to a bolt of lightning. A death of a group of trees because of lightning has been relatively uncommon for the forest professionals. The trees may not have no lightning marks. The four sites are presented in detail. Characteristic for this type of death of trees is, for instance, that trees have died within a circular area (of usually 30 m of diameter), only conifers have died, trees die from the top down, sometimes marks can be found in trees in the centre of the area, and under the bark may be brown patches or stripes.

Original keywords
salaman isku; metsätuhot; kuolleet puut

English keywords
lightning; forest damage

Published in 1990

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