Trimming the lobster trap tree
Stonington ― The second iteration of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce’s famed Lobster Trap Tree is taking shape in advance of the lighting ceremony scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.
A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26.
Electrician Frank Ritacco spent Thursday stringing hundreds of feet of brightly colored bulbs around the tree. Hundreds of hand-painted lobster buoys will be added to the tree decor in the coming days.
The first tree, brainchild of chamber Director Lisa Konicki, was a social media darling last winter, getting mention in news media as far away as England.
The new tree features dozens more traps, and more hand-painted buoy decorations than last year.