Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston Island in September, 2008. Rather than just cutting down the damaged trees, sculpture artists created various figures, many so appropriate to the Gulf location.

While my friend Doris and I were sightseeing in Galveston in April, 2012, we drove around photographing some of the sculptures. Some are on private property so sightseers are, of course, asked to respect their rights.

I especially enjoyed the playful dolphins pictured below, but we admired all of the creations.

For more information on the Tree Sculpture Tour, visit (http://www.galveston.com/treesculptures/).

To view a slideshow of the some of the tree sculptures, click on the photo. If info about the photos is not displayed in the slideshow, click Show Info.

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