REAL-LIVE MONEY TREE

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In several wooded areas around the UK, passersby have been stopping for decades (if not centuries), meticulously hammering small denomination coins intro trees. Most of the trees seem to be in and around Cumbria and Portmeirion, and I didn’t find a single example of a tree like this located outside the UK. According to this recent article by the BBC, the practice might date back to the early 1700s in Scotland where ill people stuck florins into trees with the idea that the tree would take away their sickness. The practice seems akin tolove padlocks or Americans collaborative effort of sticking their nasty ass gum all over everything. (photos courtesy shaun whitemandrewken werwerkarachel bibbypaul morrissministrydonald mcdougalheartbeeps, via lustik and hrtbps)

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3 Responses to “REAL-LIVE MONEY TREE”
  1. Wow I’ve been around there but obviously did not have my eyes peeled. Must revisit and have a proper look – such a beautiful part of the country too! Love your photos, thanks for sharing!

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