CREWKERNE, England, March 5 (UPI) -- Trustees for a stretch of English woods said they are implementing "fairy control" measures due to the proliferation of tiny doors on trees.
The Wayford Woods in the town of Crewkerne, which were set up as a charitable trust in the 1990s, have become home to hundreds of tiny fairy doors ever since the first door was discovered in the early 2000s.
"It fitted perfectly, it had a little turned handle and inside was a bed. We didn't know who had done it but we left it there," trustee Steven Acreman told the BBC. "But then another door appeared and now it's gathered momentum."
Acreman said the "fairy" population in the woods surpassed 200 last year.
"We've had as many as 10 doors put up on a single tree; they surrounded the tree," he said.
Acreman said "quality control" measures are necessary as "more and more garish" plywood doors with "lots of tinsel and glittery stuff" are appearing.
"It's a very complex situation and nobody's admitting that they're evicting the fairies," Acreman said. "It's just that fairy control is required otherwise we'd be covered in fairy doors. We put a lot of time into the conservation of the woods. We're trying to keep people to the paths but the fairy doors are making it a free-for-all."
Trustee Stuart Le Fevre said some of the more garish doors have already started to disappear, and he offered a theory as to the culprit.
"I think it's the goblins," he told The Guardian. "Our goblins have very good taste."