Art exhibition explores mysterious tree markings left on Sheffield trees

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An new art exhibition will take a closer look at the mysterious marks, objects and graffiti left on trees around Sheffield.

Organised by South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group, the Tree Stories Art display is held at the Art House, city centre, from October 24 to November 6. It celebrates the markings that were left on trees as a way of communicating centuries ago, which inspired artists to create new art work.

A spokesperson for SYBRG said: “The importance of these markings extends from prehistoric times and this ancient form of communication has survived to the present day with people still using trees to record messages and leave objects embedded in them.

“These trees with their markings can be found in surprising places, from inner city Victorian parks and gardens to great parkland landscapes in the British countryside. “