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10 kinds of trees that you shouldn’t dare to touch

The manchineel (Hippomane mancinella) of the Florida Everglades and the Caribbean coast is a member of the spurge family and is considered to be the most hazardous tree in the world. Its trunk exudes a sap that is so poisonous and acidic that even the slightest contact with human skin results in the eruption of blisters, and if it comes in contact with the eyes, it can result in blindness. If the skin is contacted by raindrops that contain any sap, simply standing in the rain can result in blistering. Additionally, a single bite of its tiny, green apple-like fruit can be fatal and result in blistering and excruciating pain. Additionally, if one of these dangerous trees is burned, the smoke that results could potentially blind someone if it gets in their eyes. Humans should avoid all Manchineel tree parts, including the leaves and bark. The tree produces a sweet fruit that resembles an apple, but when eaten, it can lead to internal bleeding, edema, and shock. The tree also produces a poisonous milky sap that, when it comes into contact with the human body, burns and blisters. After touching or eating the fruits of the manchineel tree, you will begin to feel excruciating pain, blisters, or even pass out. Blindness, skin irritation, and other issues may be brought on even by the smoke produced when burning the limbs and leaves. You should never attempt to remove the manchineel plant from your yard without expert assistance because it is toxic. Unless you are familiar with safe plant handling techniques, any contact with the plant could be fatal. To help you remove a manchineel tree close to your home, call a professional. Speak with nearby companies that can either provide free tree removal programs or know how to kill a tree without cutting it down.

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