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Adversity became art with Galveston’s tree sculptures

by The 100 Companies
Galveston’s tree sculptures

Hurricane Ike plowed through Galveston Island on Sept. 13, 2008, leaving in its wake over 40,000 trees that were either uprooted entirely or destroyed more slowly by the overabundance of salt water.

Cleanup began the following year, and during that time a group of local artists got creative with their chainsaws and ended up transforming over 100 tons of fallen oaks into the Galveston tree sculptures.

Today, you can find the sculptures sitting in mostly residential yards and gardens throughout Galveston’s East End and Midtown. The most challenging part of your self-guided tour will be trying to pick a favorite.

– Kristie Coggins, The 100 Companies

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