Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Toothache Tree

Toothache Tree

There are a few places that I enjoy returning to with my camera. This is one of them and I have probably blogged about it here before, but anyway here it goes. In the local folklore this tree was known as the Toothache Tree. A more modern name is the Umbrella Pine. To cure a bad toothache you walked up to the lonely tree on this field in Österhaninge, and as you stood there the magic happened. There are many trees like this all around the country and the way you cured the toothache differs from place to place. This tree is protected as a naturminne. There are a total of five protected naturminnen in Haninge. In total 14 oak trees and this pine.

Same tree 13 months earlier.

Bigger photo.


Dido said...

Great story - and what a strange tree!! good shot though.

Gerald (SK14) said...

I'd rather visit this tree than the dentist any day.