A group devoted to the art of trees: free medium. Without trees the world would be dead and a place of disaster. With trees the world can tackle global warming. Hug a tree and you hug the earth, you hug yourself and your neighbors. Without trees, no love!

Without love, no trees.

A sequel to the mail art project SIGNS and STONES and TREES (of 1998).

Guido Vermeulen started this group. After his death the IUOMA members keep it alive with posting photos and drawings of TREES in memory of Guido.

Location: Worldwide, global
Members: 168
Latest Activity: on Friday


Dear Guido,

I love trees!

Trees are so good to us, giving us oxygen to breathe, cleaning our water, providing shade in their life and shelter in their death.

They give us this paper, the pencil I write words with, and the envelope I painted.

Trees are magical, like all plants, magical little things that grow into magical big thins that are essential to so many of us other magical life forms in this amazing, magical universe.


When I am with trees, big and small, I wonder like a child.

I know the scientific explanations of their life cycles and the processes of their doings.

I have even listened to trees as recorded by a hydrophone as their cells thirsted for water.

Still, no amount of knowledge can evaporate the mist of awe and wonder I feel in the presence of trees.

Trees are our kindred.

They, too, are born to live. And born to die.

In between they are silent witnesses to the magic of the universe.

Happy Earth Day,

Sarah Jo Pender, USA

From the Indiana Women’s Prison

April 2012

Discussion Forum

The Light in the Trees

Started by Lisa M Perez Dec 24, 2015. 0 Replies

The grove glows;Luminescent branchesThe leaves aflame in gold and redShining with the sun's heat.The light in the trees beckonUs to sit in the centerTo light up all our ideasLike perfect light bulbs.Continue


Started by Daniel de Culla Jan 23, 2012. 0 Replies

TETA * Mi barca que no es el Costa ConcordiaPero se le parece un montón¿A que sí?Navegaba  con asnífluo acentoAlrededor de las tiendasDel Carrefour en el primer pisoCuando de pronto  mirandoA través…Continue

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on Friday

Beautiful tree, created by Renata Ghirotto, sent from Ateliê Casa 3, Brazil.

Comment by Ti Ar Raden on April 21, 2016 at 1:54pm

2016 IV Périgord

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 1, 2016 at 9:13pm

Comment by Jade Hutchinson on March 23, 2016 at 8:41am

Comment by Alana Schlotter on March 23, 2016 at 7:11am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 18, 2016 at 8:47pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 6, 2016 at 10:47am

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 6, 2016 at 10:46am

On Guido's birth date: his memory, blossoming TREES in Greece:

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on March 6, 2016 at 10:04am

Today would have been Guido's birthday.

Thank you for creating this Trees group, Guido. We miss you!

Always in our hearts.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 6, 2016 at 7:58am


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