There are lots of things you can safely do yourself as a homeowner from home improvement projects like installing a new light fixture to painting your siding. But one thing you should never do is take on a project that puts your safety at risk. Although it might be tempting to pick up a saw and try to cut your own trees, this is something that should only be done by a professional tree trimming service.


In this post from Vital Tree Service, we’re discussing the most common tree trimming accidents. Give us a call to schedule your professional tree trimming services and avoid these types of injury or accident:

1.   Fall-Related Injuries

Many of the most common tree-trimming-related injuries occur when a person falls from a height while attempting to reach branches and limbs without the proper safety equipment. A professional tree service uses special harnesses to prevent falls.

2.   Falling Objects

A large tree limb can weigh hundreds of pounds. You don’t want to get hit with a branch or tree limb or have one fall on someone in your yard. Getting struck by something that heavy can cause broken bones or a serious injury.

3.   Insect Stings

No one wants to get stung by a bee or wasp or bitten by a spider. When your trees are especially thick and overgrown, it can be easy to miss wasps and insects that might go on the attack when they or their habitat is disturbed.

4.   Animal Bites

Plenty of critters make their homes in our beautiful Minnesota foliage. When their habitats are disturbed, wild animals can become aggressive and may attack.

5.   Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Poison ivy and poison oak often climb all over trees, where they can blend into the leaves and be difficult to identify.


6.   Electrocution

Electrocution is one of the most serious risks when working near power lines. Trained tree trimming technicians are experienced working around power lines and can do so safely.

7.   Corneal Injury

Tree trimming can generate a significant amount of sawdust. This can get into the tree trimmer’s eye, leading to corneal injury or infection.

Call Our Minnesota Tree Trimming Service

With summer finally upon us, now is a great time to get your trees healthy for summer growth. Don’t take a chance on DIY tree trimming that could lead to permanent injury. At Vital Tree Service, our tree trimming and pruning technicians are licensed and insured professionals with a strong commitment to safety and the right tools for the job. We also offer tree removal service if necessary. To connect with a tree trimming expert, call 651-341-4021 or contact us online today.