Coins in Trees

By July 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

According to old customs, coins were hammered into dead fallen trees or even tree stumps and this action was thought to bring good luck or grant a wish. However, this practice has mutated whereby people are now hammering coins into living trees, causing irreparable damage and even death. Copper leeches from the coins causing copper poisoning, you will see this begin in the bark around the coin as it turns red. The hammering also causes wounds to the tree leaving it susceptible to viral and bacterial infection.

Please be aware, be kind to trees!




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