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“Out of Loss Comes Beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tree Sculptures

Tree Sculptures
Ranked #5 of 101 things to do in Galveston
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Bedford, Texas
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77 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“Out of Loss Comes Beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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. Often the sculpture is linked to the history of the house, such as the one of The Tin Man and Toto from the Wizard of Oz at the house of King Vidor who directed the movie. They are all so clever and fun to see. What a unique way to explore the Island.

Visited April 2014
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Richwood, TX
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“Works of art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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 beat a good friend!

Visited July 2014
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Alton, Illinois
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“Fun drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We found this by accident. Fun way to spend some time driving in the old section of town. Loved the sculptures, way better than cutting them down completely.

Visited July 2014
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“A great way to repurpose a tragity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Galveston showed Ike that they wood not be undone by a surge of seawater. I'm sure they wont last forever so enjoy them while you can.

Visited July 2014
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Longview, Texas
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“Hurry to see these. They seem to be going away.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

These works of art salvaged from the live oak trees killed by the Hurricane Ike storm surge are beautiful. Unfortunately there don't seem to be as many left as there were last year. I remember reading that the city of Galveston wanted the "dead trees" removed. Maybe that is what happened to some of them? See them soon. They are getting rare.

Visited July 2014
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