Tree Sculptures, Galveston

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Old tree growth that once shaded the town's Victorian homes was destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Tree Sculptures are a grassroots effort to resurrect the trees with art. Sculpted tree trunks are scattered around the neighborhood between new saplings. Many of the sculptures have a special significance for the people living in the Galveston community, such as Marcy Hanson's tree sculpture of an angel cradling a rabbit, which commemorates her bunny sanctuary. Stop by the Convention and Visitors Bureau first for a brochure that includes a list of the sculptures and a map of their locations. To visit Tree Sculptures and other attractions in Galveston, use our Galveston trip planner .
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  • Great to see these trees salvaged into something beautiful. There is a really nice pamphlet online showing where the trees are. Talented artists.  more »
  • We went to the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and picked up a free Tree Sculpture Tour map. While there are several tour companies offering guided tours of the sculptures, we opted to drive our own car...  more »
  • After the 1900 storm, Galveston was raised and oak trees were planted to re-beautify the island. In 2008, hurricane Ike flooded the island with salt water and killed nearly all of these 100 year-old o...  more »
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