"The wishing tree stood at the heart of the town, towering fifty feet tall. For one month each year it would flower - pure white blossoms that would carpet the piazza when they fell. The rest of the time it bore wishes - offerings from the townsfolk who would brave the long climb to its upper branches or, somtimes, pay the young boys to do it for them. Each token earned the supplicant a single wish.
The locals called it the Tree of Saint Yanna. It was said to have performed miracles.”
Hicksville, by Dylan Horrocks (pg. 81)