Via Walter Olson at Overlawyered:
The Christmas Tree in Poole, Dorset, UK (Times)
The 33ft structure turned out to be their Christmas tree, designed according to the principles of health and safety, circa 2009.
Thus it has no trunk so it won’t blow over, no branches to break off and land on someone’s head, no pine needles to poke a passer-by in the eye, no decorations for drunken teenagers to steal and no angel, presumably because it would need a dangerously long ladder to place it at the top.
And at only 28 times the cost of a real Norwegian Spruce. Better yet, plant a Norwegian Spruce in the square and use it again and again and it will absorb carbon dioxide as well!