Christmas tree injuries are on the rise
The number of people who said they’ve suffered injuries from their Christmas trees has more than doubled since last year, according to a ValuePenguin survey.
In 2019, the survey showed 9% of respondents said they’d gotten injured while putting up their trees, but that figure jumped to 20% this year — a 122% increase.
According to the survey, 1 in 5 Americans have been injured while putting up a Christmas tree.
Fewer women (11%) than men (29%) have been injured by their trees.
Younger generations were far more likely to be injured while putting up their trees.
In fact, 27% of Gen Zers and 24% of millennials said they’ve been hurt by their trees, compared to just 5% of baby boomers.
Christmas trees can be hazards, as they can cause fires and property damage under certain conditions.