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: 191
Latest Activity: Aug 1


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

Tree Collages

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

In park


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In park


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

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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

Comment by Patricia Alejandra Nuñez on March 4, 2016 at 3:30pm

Comment by Dr. Baron Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr. on January 21, 2016 at 3:45am

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 18, 2016 at 10:35am

SNOW on the Greek trees....

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 18, 2016 at 10:34am


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