It's a tree like no other at Lady Bird Lake. But it's designed to stand for the fate of hundreds of millions of trees across Texas.
The "ghost tree" is a 35' tall cedar tree removed due to drought.
The tree was painted a pale white and it'll float just above the water on Lady Bird Lake to represent the more than 300 million trees that died in the drought.
The goal is to give Austinites a visual representation of the stark effects of the drought and influence more water conservation.
The project called Thirst also features a display of 14,000 prayer flags streaming overhead.
It's a project established by Austin organization Women and Their Work.
Thirst will remain on display until December 20.