Cool Money Trees of England

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There are places in England where you can find money trees! Sounds good doesn’t it but no, money isn’t growing on trees unfortunately. People passing through the woods have been stopping for decades and meticulously hammering small denomination coins intro trees. Nobody knows for sure why people pushed coins into the trees. Some believe it brings good luck. Others believe that the amount of coins pushed in by an individual may result in them producing the same amount of children. Most of the trees seem to be in and around Cumbria and Portmeirion. According to an article by the BBC, the practice might date back to the early 1700’s in Scotland where ill people stuck florins into trees with the idea that the tree would take away their sickness.

More money tree photos on this Flickr group