Tree Carvings Tour

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The tree carvings tours will guide you through the areas where you can see the tree sculptures in Galveston.

The tree sculptures are a unique piece of art. They were carved into sculptures by the local citizens to preserve the Island’s authenticity.

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Tree Carvings Tour Description

After the devastating 1900 Hurricane, Galvestonians unified to rebuild the island. First, they built a Seawall for protection. As a matter of fact, it is thought to be the world’s largest Seawall.

Upon completion of the massive structure, they used German pumps and piping to move sand and earth from the Port of Galveston to the rest of the island.

The residents hoped to raise the entire island to the same level as the newly built Seawall. When the dirt was moved in, the residents planted trees to prevent soil erosion.

That is when thousands of German oak trees were planted for erosion protection. Although, a hundred years later in 2008, the saltwater from Hurricane Ike covered the island, killing most of the old oaks.

Tree Carvings Tour Group Photo

Group photo of our clients, alongside our tour guide on the Tree Carvings tour.

However, homeowners were emotionally attached to these trees and found it difficult to cut them down.

Artists were hired to make tree sculptures out of the dead oak trees. Today, there are 22 of these sculptures scattered throughout the island.

Some of the trees are still in the process of being carved. Our wonderful Tree Sculpture Tour will take you to these unique pieces of art.

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  •   This was the best experience of our vacation! I forgot the guide’s name (had a long ponytail) but he was absolutely great. Next time we will do this again

    avatar thumb Cosymarks
    4/25/2019
  •   My husband and I did the sunset tour. It only took a few minutes to get our bearings on the Segway, and then we were all set to go.... read more

    568glendac
    11/09/2019
  •   This is a tour of restaurants, shops, and bars all within a few blocks of 21st Street and the Strand. Your guide will allow you to choose from several menu... read more

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    2/22/2019

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