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: 176
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 Melissa Wand 14 hours ago

Great watercolor card!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Sunday

Red watercolor card with tree from Nadia Aroca in Spain:

Comment by Jan Hodgman on Thursday

Heleen, I hear your lament for the beloved poplars. We had a glorious huge poplar struck down over a year ago, and there's still the whisper of heartache that I felt at that time. I heard the thud from our house. The ground still reverberates.....

Comment by Jan Hodgman on Thursday

Comment by Melissa Wand on November 15, 2016 at 12:49am

Little Tree, Big Sky!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 12, 2016 at 12:43am

Very grateful I am to Alan Brignull, who sent me this poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Which is a bit a comfort: consoling, to know that also 137 years ago people cared for trees.

Thank you very much. Alan!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 12, 2016 at 12:28am

While in other places autumn colours are shining, here doomsday has passed. My small requiem for the 23 beautiful large Poplars who have been slaughtered 'thanks' to our local authorities. The poplars are no more.

In the picture above you see remains of 8 of them, but in the past days even also the trunks/roots have disappeared.

Bye sweet homes to flora and fauna, bye dear homes to the birds..

The two pictures below I made in 2012. These owls used to live her until few weeks ago..


Comment by Ti Ar Raden on November 11, 2016 at 11:26am

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 7, 2016 at 3:28pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 7, 2016 at 3:28pm


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