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: on Monday


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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Started by Lisa M Perez Nov 27, 2017. 0 Replies

In park


Started by Lisa M Perez Nov 27, 2017. 0 Replies

In park


Started by Daniel de Culla Jan 23, 2012. 0 Replies

TETA * Mi barca que no es el Costa ConcordiaPero se le parece un montón¿A que sí?Navegaba  con asnífluo acentoAlrededor de las tiendasDel Carrefour en el primer pisoCuando de pronto  mirandoA través…Continue

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Comment by Leonor Maass on July 13, 2016 at 3:28pm

Los arboles nos dan sombra y su madera se transforma en muebles.

Comment by Leonor Maass on July 13, 2016 at 3:24pm

Tambien pinte lengas. Que el viento sur doblo.

Comment by Leonor Maass on July 13, 2016 at 3:22pm

Me encantan los árboles. Vivo cerca de un inmenso Parque. Y pinto tambíen árboles.-

Los árboles purifican el aire. 

Comment by Melissa Wand on July 12, 2016 at 12:05am

I read a lot and I collect tree quotes. I started typing them up and eventually I want to make a mini-zine out of them.

"The forest stands silent, motionless, as if its tree tops were looking off somewhere or waiting for something."

(from The Huntsman by Anton Chekhov)

Comment by Bradford on July 8, 2016 at 2:40am

29 DEC, 2015 @ 15:41– Spearfish, South Dakota

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 8, 2016 at 1:05am

Beautiful stamp print by Fiona Bearclaw.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on May 29, 2016 at 12:23pm
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 17, 2016 at 10:23am

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 17, 2016 at 10:23am

Sacred trees of Delphi

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 12, 2016 at 10:57am

May and springtime...nice here in the Plaka :-)

bougainvillea :


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