On September 13th, 2008, Hurricane Ike swept across Galveston Island and left a lasting impression on the landscape.
The powerful storm and its waves caused the uprooting of thousands of trees, ultimately leading to the island losing its beautiful tree canopy.
In the wake of the destruction, a group of sculpture artists decided to use the wood from the fallen trees to create unique, whimsical sculptures. With their skill and creativity, the artists transformed the wood into creative works of art.
Today, these tree sculptures can be found in gardens, side yards, and other places all over the island.
They serve as a reminder of the destruction left in the wake of the hurricane, but also of the beauty that can be found in the aftermath.
The sculptures are a reminder of the resilience of the island and its people, and that new life and beauty can be found even in the darkest of times.
They also serve as a reminder to cherish and appreciate the beauty of nature, and to appreciate the artistry of the sculpture artists.
Self-Guided Tree Sculpture Tour
The Galveston Tree Sculptures Tour is a self–guided tour open to the public.
It is a great way to appreciate the beautiful sculptures while enjoying the outdoors.
You can choose to explore the tour by walking, biking, riding, or any other mode of transportation.
It is important to be respectful of private yards and not to enter gates without permission.
For safety reasons, climbing, sitting, or hanging on sculptures is not permitted. The Tree Sculptures Tour is a unique way to explore the area and create memories.
Tree Sculptures Information
Address: 14603 Fonmeadow Dr, Houston, TX 77035, United States