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: 192
Latest Activity: May 19


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 October 31, 2016 at 11:05pm

While in many places we can enjoy the colours of trees in autumn, in our city they're doing it again. Kill a row of 23 beautiful 50 years old trees... (and replace it in fiture by 21 tiny sticks (trees-to-be). 

Tree killer in action..

On the ground you can see the first assassinated poplar, a week ago. Meanwhile - in last week - the row of poplars behind the trunks on the ground, has vanished completely. Grmbl.

Also in neighbouring cities people think they have to eliminate trees. This one I found yesterday in Amsterdam, with an other victim accompanying some ten meters from this one: 

How about your cities, your countries?
Do the authorities take care for trees or do they consider them as 'things', instead of living creatures, our lungs, animals' home, etcetera?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 30, 2016 at 3:01pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 29, 2016 at 6:21pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 29, 2016 at 6:21pm

Just a hint of Autumn...a bit of yellow:

no frost, no cold yet.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 29, 2016 at 12:49pm

leaves are falling an Breda, Netherlands

Comment by A.Hennig on October 23, 2016 at 5:29pm

thank you - but I wasn't taking it.... but those three I took in Finnland

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 23, 2016 at 5:09pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 23, 2016 at 5:05pm

Comment by Suzanne Jarvis on October 23, 2016 at 4:46pm

ANita, That is truly an AMAZING photo! 

Comment by A.Hennig on October 23, 2016 at 4:43pm


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