So, there are quite a number of trees in Thailand, that have what can only be described as colourful scarves tied around them. Why I hear you ask?
Well, the Thai's believe that some trees have spirits in them. The spirits are said to be female, and generally friendly, unless you really annoy them. But scarves, clothes and offerings are said to keep them at peace and happy.
However, of course, some monks just put the scarves up to prevent certain trees from being cut down. Sweet.