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The Wishing Tree

So, this is one of those things I’ve been witnessing all summer, but it took my husband to say “this is cool” for me to finally “get it.”

The Wishing Tree is a simple idea: take a tree, tie twine from its branches so that it hangs down, place a bag of cut pieces of ribbon at the tree and attach a black sharpie to the end of one of the pieces of twine. From there, it’s up to the people walking by to add their wishes to the tree.

It’s a simple, sweet idea that’s an easy pick me up to your day and anyone else you might be with at the time. This particular tree is located in the woods above the salmon slide at Carkeek Park.