TILGHMAN — The glowing 40-foot “tree” can be seen across the flatlands of Tilghman, Harris Creek, the Choptank River and the Chesapeake Bay, but it will not be entered into the Guinness World Book of Records this year.

The organizers who have been seeking to have Tilghman Island put on the map as the location of the world’s largest holiday tree made out of crab pots need to collect more old, used pots to be refurbished before they will try again for a world record.

Last year, Kelley Cox, director of the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center (PWEC) and her team came up with the idea of building a giant holiday tree out of watermen’s crab pots, which are square and can be stacked in the manner of building blocks with ample support.

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