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“Interesting use of fallen trees”
Review of Tree Sculptures

Tree Sculptures
Ranked #3 of 109 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were surprised to learn about this. Trees were damaged beyond repair by Hurrican Ike, artists came in and sculpted the remains. Very interesting, fun and resourceful. The trees are in approx. a 12 square block area on downtown, easy to drive and look at them

1  Thank rosie9855
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

They are scattered around the Galveston area and are beautiful, but can be difficult to stop near as many are along the beach/seawall.

Thank toody703
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We had heard about the tree sculptures in the Historic District but this time we printed a map to take with us. What a wonderful way to use the trees that had been ruined by Ike!

Thank Hank H
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

I took 4 grandkids, ages 6, 6, 8, and 10 to see the sculptures carved into the trees after Hurricane Ike. There was no charge to see them, and I downloaded and printed a map from the Galveston web site. The kids really got into finding and photographing the sculptures. Homeowners paid the artists to do the sculptures, which are mostly in private yards. They can be viewed from the sidewalks for the most part, and cover a wide variety of subjects.

The kids quickly got into looking for and finding the ones on the maps. We only know a sculpture would be somewhere in the block, and they were excited when they were able to spot them first. Then they would examine them very carefully to see the detail the artist had included.

We took a lunch break, and all 4 kids wanted to go back and see the rest of the sculptures before we headed back to Houston and home.

They never even knew they were having a day of culture, just a day of fun!

We also had the opportunity to analogize to lemons and lemonade - making something good out of a tragedy.

Thank Ladeelawyer
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Very interesting to see. Most of the houses in that area are fabulous. The map is easy to read and they are easy to find and fun to see. Even though it took a devastating storm to cause them
to be carved they are something good that came from a bad storm.

1  Thank Carol F
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