An unusual kind of Christmas tree has become a tradition for people in Salvage.

The town puts together a tree made out of lobster pots — something that's become a popular draw since it was first created in 2008.

The traps became an alternative to the traditional Christmas tree, because of difficulty finding a real tree in the area that fits the bill.

Maxine Stroud, with the Salvage Recreation Committee, says new traditions are important as some old ones die off.

"Trying to hang on to something, you know. Everything else is slipping away, but this is a good thing," she said.

The lobster pot tree is decorated with lights, evergreen branches, bows and wooden buoys.