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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  • October 3, 2017
    This is a fun, self-guided tour. After Ike hit in 2008, there were many dead trees, instead of tearing them out, they were turned into art... Each one has a different story. Neat to see, a bit of a hu...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    You can drive by these sculptures in your car. After Katrina many oak trees died in the city from too much water. Instead of cutting them down, an artist with a chainsaw created these beautiful sculpt...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    We had fun driving around looking for the tree structures. My girl had a great time looking around Galveston  more »

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