Many trees are full of green leaves now but one thing that does not grow on trees is money.
Have you ever heard the expression, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
This means that money is hard to come by or isn’t easily acquired.
Parents will often say to their children when their children are being wasteful that money doesn’t grow on trees.
For example, parents yelling at their children for using the air conditioner too much during summer might say, “Turn the air conditioner off. Do you think money grows on trees?”
Or children asking their parents for a new phone might hear, “Sorry, money doesn’t grow on trees.”