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: 178
Latest Activity: yesterday


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 Bill Porter on October 18, 2017 at 1:14pm

Very nicely done, Jan... Guido would have enjoyed that one!

Comment by Jan Hodgman on October 17, 2017 at 8:06pm

Comment by Jan Hodgman on October 17, 2017 at 8:04pm

A postcard to Melissa in the Phillipines:

Comment by Leonor Maass on October 15, 2017 at 12:38pm

Los árboles son esenciales para nuestra existencia. Pero tambíen lo son para aves y numerosos animales. A un kilómetro tengo un inmenso bosque. Parte de él, se transformo en el Parque Lillo. Hay una casona, que todos los años en verano convoca a artistas plásticos a pintar.  Y es maravilloso poder hacerlo entre los árboles eligiendo un lugar para pasarlo al bastidor y compartir con las personas que disfrutan del lugar.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 14, 2017 at 11:27pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 14, 2017 at 11:27pm

Comment by Amy Irwen on October 10, 2017 at 6:25pm
Beautiful envelope Melissa R.! Thank you Momkat *!*
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 10, 2017 at 6:21pm

drawn on the envelope by Melissa Rodriguez

Comment by mariano filippetta on October 7, 2017 at 12:44pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 25, 2017 at 3:18pm


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