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

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Comment by Alicia Starr on March 2, 2012 at 3:43pm

Hi Guido. The upper peninsula of Michigan... Have only seen photo of frozen waves on the shoreline. I too knew someone who had a house up there but he'd died as well. The southern shores of Lake Michigan on the Michigan side are a destination for us land locked people. Warm clear water and gorgeous semi private beaches. I'll send a couple of photos later today. p.s. We haven't had much snow this year. Very unusual.

Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on March 2, 2012 at 4:12am

The crow tree in our back yard.  My husband holding a large work received by Simon Warren.  To see more of the crow tree and Simon Warren's work, you can go here:

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on March 2, 2012 at 3:12am

Hi Alicia Hihi,

Reminds me of my visit in 1997 to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in MAY and it was snowing. I was happy like a kid, running outside and taking pictures.

Marilyn Dammann (my host, died in 2005) was quite upset: don’t you think we are fed up with all this snow after 8 months!

Ah, sweet memories ....


Comment by Alicia Starr on March 2, 2012 at 12:58am

February in Iowa. Believe it or not, this photo is not B/W.

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on March 1, 2012 at 11:52pm

Mis manos han tocado los arboles

como quien acaricia a alguien que duermo


I have softly touched the trees

like caressing someone during sleep


(Borges, free translation: GV)

Comment by Patricia Alejandra Nuñez on March 1, 2012 at 7:45pm

Hola a todas/os:

Sigo encontrando excelentes propuestas y esta coincide con mí respeto y amor por los àrboles y quiero compartir con ustedes unos dibujos de alumnos de 3ª año de secundaria sobre "El Àrbol de la Vida" que los disfruten. Saludos. Patricia

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on March 1, 2012 at 3:42am

RAY, RUUD, GUIDO and some other tree survivors or not?

Comment by Guido Vermeulen on March 1, 2012 at 3:11am

From Heleen de Vaan in The Netherlands:

Comment by Amy Irwen on February 28, 2012 at 11:28pm
Fleur, beautiful photos
Comment by Guido Vermeulen on February 28, 2012 at 10:50pm

From Mascha Eeman, Belgium


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