Money Trees

Apparently, money does grow on trees! Honestly though, have you ever seen trees scaled with coins? In several wooded areas around Cumbria and Portmeirion in the UK, people have been hammering small denomination coins intro trees for centuries. The practice is said to date back as far as the early 1700s, in Scotland, where ill people would stick florins into trees in hopes that the trees would cure their illnesses. In 1877, Queen Victoria wrote about visiting an oak tree with coins stuck in it in Scotland’s Highlands. Amazing.

(via TheColossal)

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  1. Polly wrote:

    Amazing!

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  2. 1129design wrote:

    wow, I never heard about it! thank you for all your interesting discoveries! love nicoletta

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  3. Nina wrote:

    Blnking flip I live in the uk and I’ve never heard of this one either! Wow the things you learn on t’internet! They look very cool tho xx

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  4. Manding wrote:

    omg so cool !! love this. apparently in the philippines jade plants are called money plants. my parents keep a bunch of jade plants around. the more you have the more financial luck and fortune they bring you. 🙂

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  5. Jaclyn T wrote:

    NICE! Thanks for sharing! This looks so cool. Does it harm the tree, I wonder.

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  7. Lydia wrote:

    I’ve seen such a tree in Lydford Gorge, near Dartmoor!

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  8. grace wrote:

    woah – crazy!

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  9. Plami wrote:

    A money three! Literally! So cool!

    XoXo
    Plami

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  10. sooz wrote:

    wow, this is amazing. never seen anything like it!!

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  11. stephanie wrote:

    nice find, i need one of these in my backyard! 😉
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  12. seriously crazy!! woah!

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  13. Grace wrote:

    Wow, that’s crazy!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

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  14. Nomadic D wrote:

    Amazing! A fairy tale come to life!

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  15. omg that’s sick! how do you even find this tree??

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  16. Tracy wrote:

    Amazing! I love the aged metal and wood together.

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  17. Lilmendoza wrote:

    Wow!!! I live in UK and not heard of these!! I bet they are as lucky as money trees are meant to be!!

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  18. wow that is incredible.

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  19. chelsea wrote:

    wow ive never heard of this! sort of beautiful too

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  20. Katie wrote:

    Yes, I’ve seen a tree with lots of 2p pieces stuck in it at Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire. Didn’t know it was an old custom though, wowsers!

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  21. osaid wrote:

    awesome…thanks for sharing

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  22. Tasha wrote:

    Yeh its amazing! The tree at the top is in Ingelton on the walk to Thorton force! (or ingelton falls for locals)
    Im from Liverpool and hammered a coin into that very tree and have a photo of where it is on the tree! as well as me and my cousins all siting underneath it!
    Its a wonderful tradition there are loads all over the lake district! you just have to be observant to notice them none though are as striking at this one!
    There our coins in this tree older than my mum!

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  23. Beverly wrote:

    Where can I buy one!

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