Updated December 23, 2010 Over The Rainbow by Eva Cassidy Galvestons Tree Sculptures
Hurricane Ike visited Galveston with devastating results, The storm surge killed over 12,000 trees leaving much of the landscape bare. In a creative way Galveston Island tree conservancy member Donna Leibbert recruited Chain Saw Sculptors to create tree sculptures from dead trees. What was a terrible eye sore and a reminder of the horrors of Hurricane Ike now is a charming visual sight. If you are visiting Galveston you must tour the city to see these beautiful works of art What does the Tin Man, a Dalmatian and a Japanese Geisha all have in common? They are more than the 20 tree sculptures scattered throughout the island, Some sculptures are tucked into gardens and nestled inside yards while others are proudly displayed near the street. All of the sculptures are clearly visible from the street - www.Galveston.com PowerPoint by Jack Cross Over The Rainbow by Eva Cassidy
Guitar – unfinished work in progress 1400 Block of Ball Street South Side NEW
My hats off to the people of Galvestons Historic District who worked and restored this neighborhood To its pre Ike Glory 98 % of the trees in this east end district was destroyed.
Galveston Island Tree Conservancy in conjunction with the Galveston Island Tree Committee efforts to Re-Green Galveston island after hurricane Ike have resulted in planting and giving away 5,000 trees in 2009-2010. Over 100 tons of selected oak wood was selected by the Mystic Seaport Shipyard in Connecticut to be used in the restoration of Americas only whaling ship, The Charles W. Morgan that was made out of the same Live Oak as those at Galveston. A local area lumber yard took several tons to mill and dry for building projects. 200 tons went to Malaga Spain to be used in completion of a full scale replica of the Brig Galveztown; Wood was made available to artist for carving, Many Galveston residents loaded up with oak and pecan wood for their smokers. 100 percent of Ike wood was kept out of the landfill. New Sculptures continue to be added, If you want to make a donation for future carvings or Re- greening of Galveston, donations can be mailed to GITC PO Box 2123 Galveston TX 77553 or see: http://www.galvestonislandtreeconservancy.org/
Tree Sculptures by James Phillips Clear Lake TX Dayle Lewis Richmond Indiana Earl Jones Hitchcock TX Initials on slides identify artist JP, DL & EJ Last Slide firstname.lastname@example.org PowerPoint by Jack Cross