5 Unexpected Injuries From Trimming Your Own Trees

These days, everyone is taking on DIY projects. It seems like the more difficult the project is, the more pumped people get about giving it a try. Not to mention, with an ongoing pandemic doing it yourself just seems like the healthier, safer option.

While this might be true for some projects, trimming your own trees isn't one of them. In doing so, you run the risk of sustaining serious injuries. Take a look at the list below and you'll find that the possibility of just falling out of a tree (though that's very serious, too) is the least of your worries.

Falling Branches

Believe it or not, the Centers for Disease Control lists getting hit by a falling branch as the number one injury.

Getting Electrocuted

Nearby power lines can pose a big risk to your safety. If a falling branch hits the wires or if you happen to grab one, electrocution could result.

Losing a Limb

The proper equipment needed for tree trimming can be heavier than anticipated. If you lose your grip and cut yourself, the injury could be much worse than a little scrape. You could actually lose an arm or leg if you're not careful.

Animal and Insect Attacks

Though the tree you're trimming may be a nuisance to you, it could very well be home to animals and insects. If you're up there, you could suffer bites, stings, and other attacks.

Exposure to Poison

The leaves of plants such as poison sumac, poison ivy, and poison oak often blend in with the leaves of trees. If you get exposed to these poisonous plants, you could have an allergic reaction or infection.

Professional Tree Trimming in Kansas City

As you can see, trimming your own trees may not be the best idea. If you're in the Kansas City area, hire our professionals at JLM Construction. We have years of experience and know how to get the job done right. Get in touch with us today.

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