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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  •   We really enjoyed rolling around Galveston. We went from Harborside all the way to the beach. It was hot, but lovely (wear sunscreen). Lots of history about Galveston I didn't... read more

    Laurie P
    6/08/2019
  •   Asa is the best guide and knows galveston history better than anyone. we learn something new everytime we take the history tour

    avatar thumb D2688KPrichard
    5/20/2019
  •   Tour guide was excellent. His through knowledge of the local area and lore was fantastic. He was courteous and careful to watch out for our group. Giving... read more

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    2/16/2020

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