No sooner have the first 615 "living statues" been selected to clutter the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square (CLICK) than we get the news that the square is booked for another half-baked non-art "art" project: a Ghost Forest for the week beginning 15 November (title link). Angela Palmer came up with the idea of surrounding Nelson's Column with the stumps of fallen trees from Ghana, with green laser beams shining upward at night. (Pilots beware!) Her motive for this display might be good - she wants to highlight deforestation -, but why waste resources transporting stumps all the way from Africa? Why not use British stumps? And why not use sawn stumps to highlight deforestation? Natural loss isn't the problem. Greedy, irresponsible logging is the problem. Angela hopes to have her stumps on show in Copenhagen for the UN conference on climate change in December. More wasted resources delivering them there! Saving trees isn't a fashion bandwagon. Trees are the planet's lungs. Without them, Earth is lost.