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I don’t know what to tell you about your situation. Other than what I previously posted, I would rather give no advice than wrong advice.
Very interesting approach to the problem, especially the spark gaps and fuses. In light of the Florida research about buried wires, I am surprised that my strike did not cause more damage. The phones that were damaged were connected to the underground feed which was also next to the base of the tree.
Hope you never have to test your protection scheme.