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: Nov 27


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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In park


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In park


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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 24, 2019 at 11:54pm

Added Guido's Book of Ann to Bill's tribute to Guido. She's reading it, sitting under a Tree.

To be passed on...

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 1, 2019 at 4:10pm

Holiday trees from Jean-Charles in France, delicately "punched"!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 1, 2019 at 4:09pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 1, 2019 at 4:08pm

Holiday "map" trees from Angie Cope:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 21, 2018 at 10:32pm

Trees through the Winter Solstice light:

Comment by Amy Irwen on December 21, 2018 at 6:15pm

Pam very nice!

Comment by Bill Porter on December 21, 2018 at 5:37pm

Another beautiful winter scene arrived yesterday at The Olathe Poste from our very talented tree-artist, Pam McVay...

Comment by Julian foster on December 18, 2018 at 12:21pm

Comment by Bill Porter on December 14, 2018 at 3:21pm

I believe you're right, Pam. Lovely winter scene.

Comment by Pam McVay on December 14, 2018 at 1:10pm

I think Guido would have loved our back yard.  Year round, it is a forest of beauty.


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