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: 184
Latest Activity: Oct 16


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


Started by Lisa M Perez Nov 27, 2017. 0 Replies

In park


Started by Lisa M Perez Nov 27, 2017. 0 Replies

In park

Tree Collages

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Bonniediva Jan 8, 2017. 1 Reply



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 Bill Porter on October 15, 2018 at 1:10pm

Interesting photo, Ti Ar, where are they and what kind of trees?  Thanks! ~Bill @ The Olathe Poste

Comment by Bill Porter on October 12, 2018 at 12:23pm

Hi Robin! Glad you're here with us and may you enjoy this group as much as you do trees.  :^)

~ Bill

Comment by Robin Jeree on October 12, 2018 at 4:01am

Hello everyone! Bill Porter, thank you for the warm welcome to this group, I recieved your kind note.

And I love these beautiful pics of aspens in autumn! 

Comment by Amy Irwen on October 8, 2018 at 6:43pm

Fiber painting on acylic painted background...

Comment by Amy Irwen on October 7, 2018 at 9:59pm

Beautiful scenery Bill!

Comment by Bill Porter on October 7, 2018 at 7:05pm

A mile or so further down the mountain...

more aspen, pine, Spruce in the far background and oak brush to the
right in variations of red.


Comment by Bill Porter on October 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

While I don't typically add mere photos of trees to our group,
here's one that is worthy of viewing... Spruce, Aspen and
Pine below Mt. Sneffles yesterday, here in Colorado.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 29, 2018 at 12:46pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on September 29, 2018 at 12:46pm

Comment by Amy Irwen on September 20, 2018 at 3:06pm

Happy it arrived and thank you for your nice words. Hugs to you and thank you MomKat *!*


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