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How NI's Phantom Planter transformed from alcoholic to masked eco-warrior

Masked superhero is responsible for mass of new trees

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Phantom Planter

Phantom Planter

Phantom Planter

If a new tree suddenly appears in a street near you chances are that the Phantom Planter put it there.

The masked eco-crusader has become Northern Ireland's Banksy of nature, secretly planting thousands of trees in community spaces.

The environmental superhero keeps his identity a mystery to promote his mission to give back to nature and protect his simple lifestyle as a Buddhist living in a caravan in Belfast.