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Arizona family builds Christmas tree made of dead cactuses


December 12, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family is gaining attention for building a Christmas tree made of dead cactuses.

The Arizona Republic reports the Lancasters in Mesa, Arizona, recently completed their four-year journey to erect their "Phoenix Christmas tree" — a tree made entirely from cholla cactus skeletons.

Jeff Lancaster recently shared the final product online.

Lancaster says he got the sturdy hole-ridden skeleton pieces to build the tree from friends who work in construction.

Cactus skeletons aren't protected under the Arizona native plant law.

But the Arizona Department of Agriculture s...

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