Nov 17, 2012

Britain’s Mysterious Coin-Covered Wishing Trees


By on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sticking hundreds of small denomination coins into tree trunks is apparently a popular way of getting rid of illnesses. At least that’s what the staff at a holiday attraction in Gwynedd discovered after investigating the story behind several coin-covered tree trunks in the vicinity of Italianate village Portmeirion. The first tree was cut down four years ago, in order to widen the path to the picturesque settlement founded in 1925, and within only a few months it was covered with 2p coins. Now there are seven such tree trunks in the area, so estate manager Meurig Jones started an investigation to uncover the origins of this unusual habit.





1 comments:

  1. This tree is not near Portmeirion it is at the Ingleton Falls walk.

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