The stunning artwork has seen normal trees transformed into the likes of a dragon and a kingfisher with designs reaching from 10-20 feet high. The locals have said they want to thank the mysterious artist for attracting tourists to the area.
Althea Farmer, chairwoman of the Knaresborough Civic Society said, “One of our members was walking down there and saw the carvings. They said one in particular – a diving kingfisher with a fish in its mouth – was absolutely marvellous. They were blown away by it. It must have taken a while to do them. No one has come forward and revealed who it was and it’s quite a mystery. It’s good publicity for the town as it is like having North Yorkshire’s answer to Banksy and it could be another tourist attraction.”
The civic society is currently trying to uncover the identity of the artist while Mrs Farmer added, “We are very interested in finding out who it is but we quite like the fact that nobody knows as it gives it a mystery like the Banksy drawings. However, they are very talented so we would like them to come forward.”