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...