Wishful travelers and the money trees in Britain

I know you’ve heard of wishing wells, but how about money trees?

When travelers in Britain pass by these trees, they hammer in a coin into these trees.

Kind of like wishing trees.

By giving small trinkets, food, beverages or other items to certain trees, it is said that the spirits which inhabit the trees can grant wishes.

…the practice dates all the way back to the 18th century, with one particular tree in Scotland bearing a florin. Whether or not these findings are accurate, the money trees are a fascinating tradition that appears to be confined only to Great Britain.

You can read all about them here on WebUrbanist.

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