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A ghostly emptiness as trees leave city museum
7:00am Tuesday 31st July 2012 in News
GIANT tree trunks that have been on show outside an Oxford museum for two years have been taken to Wales.
The Ghost Forest art installation on the lawn outside the Museum of Natural History featured the stumps of 10 trees from African rainforests.
Oxford artist Angela Palmer created the work to raise awareness about the destruction of the world’s natural resources.
They were taken away by cranes on Saturday and have now been installed at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, near Carmarthen.
Ms Palmer, who lives in Oxford, said: “It’s been amazing having it in my own city.
“It sort of became part of the furniture.”
The pieces have also been displayed in Trafalgar Square in London and in Copenhagen, Denmark.