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Tree Sculptures

Renaissance Historic District, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #6 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Tabb, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Following a devastating hurricane on the Galveston island several artists set out to create something useful from many of the damaged trees. Well worth the ride around the island to find them. We had the advantage of having relatives who lived there show us around be the are easy enough to find if you know to look for them.

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The oak trees that were destroyed by storms - instead of cutting down trees competently...some artists decided to sculpt tree stumps into forms of art - all sculptures are listed in Galveston GuestPal -page 15

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Fort Worth, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you would like to see the interesting way some locals dealt with the deaths of their trees, take a walk around the historic district and look at the carvings. A guide map can be obtained from the Galveston Island Visitor Center. You can drive around to see the carvings, take a guided tour, or simply walk around and look... More

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Lampasas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Pretty good idea to turn the damaged trees into art work instead of fire wood. They are scattered around town some harder to see than others. My wife got a bigger kick out of it than I did but it was still neat. You do have to get out of your vehicle to take pictures if you want better ones.... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

These sculptures are made by various artists from the remains of trees hit by hurricane Ike. The ones that I saw were on Ball street.

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Most of the tree sculptures (killed by the saltwater after Hurricane Ike) are clustered in the East End Historic District within easy walking distance of one another, so it's can be fun to pick up one of the free tourism brochures with a map of them and take children on something of a scavenger hunt to find them. The one... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tree sculptures are very cool to check out. They were made after Hurricane Ike. Ike killed thousands of trees, so the town decided to make the most of it and made sculptures out of some of them. I saw most of them on a historical tour, so if you plan to do a tour wait and before taking the... More

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Corinth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Go see them if you can....really worth it. We saw several while on a tour. Granddaughter loved the dog! It was hard to believe they were sculpted out of trees. The details are amazing.

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Bedford, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

After Hurricane Ike hit Galveston Island, many old trees were lost. However, several homeowners decided to not chop the dead trees down but employed 3 tree sculptors to create works of art. With chainsaws in hand creative sculptures came to life. You can get a map of all the current tree sculptures for a fun site seeing adventure and quest.... More

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Richwood, TX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Be sure to have a map to follow in order to find all of these. Most of the time there will be nowhere to park so you will have to view from your car. My friend who was driving was kind enough to drop me at each one so I could photograph them whle she circled the block...you just can't... More

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