Galveston’s Tree Carvings – post Hurricane Ike

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike made landfall very near Galveston Island, Texas. This storm created a substantial storm surge (approaching 5 meters of sea water) which had drastic ramifications – personal, financial, and ecological – on the surrounding area, including the historic city of Galveston, TX.

Thousands of trees, primarily oak, died as a result of the salt water inundation. Several of the local property owners and Galveston’s Citizen Tree Committee commissioned “chainsaw artists” to carve and chisel their dead trees into sculptures. Here is but a sampling of the numerous and varied carvings.

 

Lost Oaks Memorial 2AM-113926_7D_blog

Lost Oaks Memorial 2AM-113926
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Flock of Birds 2AM-114725_7D_blog

Flock of Birds 2AM-114725
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Flock of Birds 2AM-114753_7D_blog

Flock of Birds 2AM-114753
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Geisha 2AM-113917_7D_blog

Geisha 2AM-113917
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Squirrel with Acorn 2AM-114497_7D_blog

Squirrel with Acorn 2AM-114497
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Details on Dolphin_Dorado_Moray Eel 2AM-114504_7D_blog

Details on Dolphin_Dorado_Moray Eel 2AM-114504
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Firehouse Dalmatian 2AM-114437_7D_blog

Firehouse Dalmatian 2AM-114437
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Firehouse Dalmatian 2AM-114946_7D_edited_blog

Firehouse Dalmatian 2AM-114946
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Mermaid 2AM-114489_7D_blog

Mermaid 2AM-114489
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Tin Woodsman 2AM-113921_7D_blog

Tin Woodsman 2AM-113921
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Tin Woodsman 2AM-114390_7D_blog

Tin Woodsman 2AM-114390
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Lost Oaks Memorial 2AM-113927_7D_blog

Lost Oaks Memorial 2AM-113927
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