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: 175
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago


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

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Comment by Vikki Johnson 14 hours ago

aspens and pines and aspens and pines...:)

Comment by Vikki Johnson 14 hours ago

well, I love everyone's tree pictures in this group! on today's hike, just as we were leaving, I noticed the ravens (they are huge) in this tree.  I always like how they contrast with other objects and always give a great silhouette no matter the time of day.  this tree is beetle-kill now, but it is great to see its form without the needles.  :)

Comment by Ti Ar Raden yesterday

Rain is coming down
Rain is pouring down
Pouring down all over me :D

Comment by Anita Hennig yesterday

thank you - but I wasn't taking it.... but those three I took in Finnland

Comment by Ruud Janssen yesterday

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Comment by Suzanne Jarvis yesterday

ANita, That is truly an AMAZING photo! 

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