A week ago this tree across the street was struck by lightening.
It took bark off here and there and threw a few pieces on my porch, plus everywhere else between the tree and my house.
It also broke up bricks and cement and put an end to Erma's car unless it can be fixed.
After the car was towed Erma noticed the black soot under each tire.
Some people tell Erma this tree will die. So we keep looking for evidence of dying. I don't know what wildlife is going to do if this tree dies. It has been home for generations of squirrels and numerous birds. And of course it gives lots of shade and has a cooling effect under the hot Florida sun.