‘Money doesn’t grow on trees’ is a well-known phrase. Probably we’ve all used it – most likely to a child who has yet to understand that there isn’t a never-ending supply of money to buy whatever they would like.
This tree suggests that just occasionally money really does grow on trees. This is a fallen tree at Aira Force, a popular tourist destination in the Lake District. I have no idea for how long visitors have been hammering coins into this trunk with a readily available piece of rock, but once the craze catches on it’s hard to pass this spot without searching one’s pockets to find a coin to add to the monetary value of the tree.