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: on Wednesday


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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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Sunday

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Sunday

Autumn trees in Hamburg:

..and blanket of leaves:

Comment by Jan Hodgman on November 16, 2017 at 3:38am

I like how the cancellation becomes apart of the sun! I sometimes think of sending my pieces in clear envelopes but actually sort of enjoy how they are altered in the process of moving as mail.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 16, 2017 at 12:54am

"Poplars and Fence at Sunset", created by Jan Hodgman.

Thank you very much, Jan!

Comment by Jan Hodgman on November 7, 2017 at 8:58pm

Opened my eyes from meditation into this just this morning. Somehow I love the missing branches on the Douglas fir on the left:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 7, 2017 at 2:52pm

Trees in northern Greece

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 7, 2017 at 2:50pm

Trees in Hamburg, Germany

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 4, 2017 at 12:07pm

From Heleen in Nederland Orange :-)

Comment by Leonor Maass on October 19, 2017 at 4:33pm

Wonderful work JAN  !! Congratulation.

Comment by Jan Hodgman on October 19, 2017 at 2:47am

Thanks, Bill. Guido, a real original!


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