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: 193
Latest Activity: Jun 29


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 prettylily on December 9, 2011 at 8:17pm

Thank you for the invitation, Guido.  Trees are a favorite subject of mine to draw and paint..  Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA.


Comment by Judy Skolnick on December 9, 2011 at 8:08pm

Istanbul, Turkiye

Comment by laurence gillot on December 9, 2011 at 8:06pm

In France. Cotentin. Near nuclear centrale.

Comment by yves maraux on December 9, 2011 at 8:02pm

Comment by Alicia Starr on December 9, 2011 at 7:24pm

One more. Like your tree story emmy. Posted my tree story in the wrong place.

Comment by Judy Skolnick on December 9, 2011 at 7:15pm

Amman, Jordan

Comment by Judy Skolnick on December 9, 2011 at 7:13pm

Phoenix, Arizona

Comment by Alicia Starr on December 9, 2011 at 6:55pm

Comment by Alicia Starr on December 9, 2011 at 6:53pm

Guido, my husband, who doesn't consider himself visually creative took photos of trees in and around our house for a couple of weeks. Here are just a few.

Comment by Emmy Verschoor on December 9, 2011 at 6:49pm

Thanks, Guido, for the invitation.

As a child I climbed in huge trees, sometimes I could not go down on my own!

In the schoolyard, when I was already 18 years old, I climbed in one very high one, so I had to jump out of it in the arms of a handsome teacher.

I love trees, and now you know why!!

By the way I am not climbing any trees nowadays!


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