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Galveston Tree Sculptures

A New Life for Galveston's Live Oak Trees.
When Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, Texas, the saltwater killed an estimated 40,000 trees.
Many of them were 100-year-old live oaks, planted after the great hurricane of 1900.



Now, some of those dead trees are being carved into sculpture. It was an effort started by Donna Leibbert of Galveston's Citizen Tree Committee.
A number of sculptors have taken a unique approach to helping the Island (and all of us devastated by Ike) restore damaged spirits.
They are creating beauty out of dead trees.

In addition to the sculptures, many the the dead trees were used to restore an old whaling ship.
For more information about how ~ LIVE OAKS TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO WHALING SHIP
Please click HERE!
Guitar - 1415 Ball St
Guitar - 1415 Ball St
Abe Lincoln
Abe Lincoln
Gulf Titans
Gulf Titans
Menagerie ~ 1415 Rosenberg St
Menagerie ~ 1415 Rosenberg St
DOG & PUPPIES at 1820 Winnie St
DOG & PUPPIES at 1820 Winnie St
TOTO AND THE OIL CAN   1702 Winnie
TOTO AND THE OIL CAN 1702 Winnie
THE TIN MAN  1702 Winnie
THE TIN MAN 1702 Winnie
SQUIRREL   1302 Ball Street
SQUIRREL 1302 Ball Street
SQUIRREL   1302 Ball Street
SQUIRREL 1302 Ball Street
EGRETS    1316 Ball Street
EGRETS 1316 Ball Street
EGRETS    1316 Ball Street
EGRETS 1316 Ball Street
ANGEL    511  17th Street
ANGEL 511 17th Street
ANGEL    511  17th Street
ANGEL 511 17th Street
ANGEL    511  17th Street
ANGEL 511 17th Street
GREAT DANE at 1228 Sealy St
GREAT DANE at 1228 Sealy St
TRIBUTE TO FANNIE KEMPNER ADOUE
TRIBUTE TO FANNIE KEMPNER ADOUE