Wish Trees full of Coins

A friend had posted an intriguing photo of a tree trunk on social media which got me google’ing. I’ve never come across wish trees before, pretty damn cool…

A bunch of photos via Google:

An explanation:

Poor bloody tree! I am renewing my passport and sharpening my chainsaw - I think that I may have read of these trees before, probably before I went senile as I seem to recall reading about them. They look cool though but I would not hammer coins into trees myself for two reasons - 1) I dont want to hurt the poor innocent tree and 2) I am a cross between Shylock and Uncle Scrooge!

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I know of one from the gum days, it’d be a long walk for a handful of manky pennies though - if it’s still there and hasn’t died from copper poisoning or scrubfire.