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www.livescience.com/5711-electricity-harvested-trees.html

Researchers have figured out a way to plug into the power generated by trees. Scientists have known for some time that plants can conduct electricity.

www.answers.com/Q/Do_trees_conduct_electricity

Trees conduct electricity and they are connected to the ground. Electric power wants nothing more than to go to ground though any available path (normally we try to force it though lights or ...

www.epelectric.com/newsletters/tree-trimming-tips

Trees can conduct electricity, so trimming a tree that’s in contact with a power line can result in serious injury and even death. Here are some safety tips to follow if you’re thinking of pruning trees this spring. Electric wires may be concealed in the trees or shrubs you want to trim.

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100915180314AAe35mu

Trees conduct electricity a little bit, but not very much at all. You probably don't have to worry about touching the tree. However, it's a little dangerous to have trees rubbing against power lines because over time, they can push on the power lines and make them touch each other or break, especially during a storm if a branch breaks, and broken power lines lying on the ground where anyon...

www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2h083u/if_wood_does...

Wood does conduct electricity, it just isn't a good conductor. That being said, it is a better conductor than air so the lightning takes the most efficient path to ground--through the tree. Since the tree isn't an efficient conductor, lots of heat is generated by the electrical resistance of the current passing through the wood.

www.quora.com/Do-plants-conduct-electricity

Not for long….:-) Seriously, yes, most plants will conduct a small amount of electricity without damage. Contrary to popular believe, pure water isn’t a very good conductor; how well a given water-based thing will conduct electricity will depend on just what impurities are in that “water” inside.

www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/08/how-can-you-generate...

The company is developing technology that generates electricity from living plants without damaging them. Especially suitable for wet areas such as rice paddy fields, it could provide clean power to remote communities. Nanda Schrama, chief marketing officer, discusses its potential. How can you generate electricity from living plants?

www.quora.com/When-a-trees-branches-are-touching-a-power...

Electricity will always take the path of the least resistance…if a power line is touching a tree’s branches, the tree is earth to the power line…you are standing next to the tree, you are not touching it, electricity is being conducted to earth.

physics.stackexchange.com/questions/154227/i-touched-a...

I touched a tree that was touching an electric fence and got an electric shock. How was this possible if wood is an insulator? The tree wasn't wet either, and it was a pretty strong shock too.

www.tampaelectric.com/company/ourpowersystem/treetrimming

Your trees: Please keep service wires clear of vegetation. While it is Tampa Electric's service responsibility to handle actual repairs to service wires, it is the responsibility of individual customers to keep their service wires clear of vegetation. Vegetation that comes into contact with electrical infrastructure such as service wires can cause power interruptions or more dangerous situatio...