From a block away the Pelican Tree is just a skeleton of an aging tree. But as you approach something wonderful happens. As if emerging from a dream shapes appear, shore birds resting on the tree limbs. And pop, the birds are roosting permanently.
In 1995 this was a healthy liveoak tree when hurricane Opal stripped the tree and and destroyed many dilapidated buildings on the St Andrews waterfront. The townspeople were determined to rebuild the area. They bean by clearing the rubble, when they came to the tree they decided to hire a local chain saw artist. Today the Pelican Tree stands as a symbol of the town’s determination to live on.