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35' tall Christmas tree in Maine made from lobster traps

35' tall Christmas tree in Maine made from lobster traps WABI via CBS Newspath (5).JPG
35' tall Christmas tree in Maine made from lobster traps. (WABI via CBS Newspath)

In the coastal town of Rockland, Maine sits at 35-foot-tall Christmas tree -- which is nothing unusual -- until you hear it's made entirely from lobster traps. 155 fully-functioning traps to be exact, all without any actual lobsters.

Volunteers climbed the tree as they built it using 600 feet of garland and thousands of lights. But what's a Christmas tree without ornaments?

The volunteer "Maine-iacs" used more than 100 lobster buoys to adorn the structure which is, not surprisingly, the tallest tree in the world made of lobster traps.

Each buoy has unique artwork and colors.

It's a tradition for the city of Rockland that's been going on for the past 17 years.

The tree shines thanks to an eighth of a mile worth of lights -- all 2,500 of them.

The traps -- which are stacked in concentric circles and connected with zip ties -- are donated by Maine lobstermen.

There's no angel atop the tree, rather a human-sized lobster holding a star in its claws.