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: 189
Latest Activity: on Wednesday


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

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Jan Hodgman May 16. 2 Replies



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 Kerri Pullo on December 10, 2011 at 12:14am

Lisa...that is so beautiful...the colors! I so miss the trees change of colors!!!

Comment by Kerri Pullo on December 9, 2011 at 11:47pm

Mount Lemmon, AZ

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on December 9, 2011 at 11:01pm

Thanks, we spent a lot of time among them that weekend, and it does feel like a magical spot. Even the deer, rabbits, birds, and moles think so; they hung out with us. 

Comment by Neil Gordon on December 9, 2011 at 10:49pm

Nancy! Those are magical-asemic trees!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 9, 2011 at 10:48pm

Great trees, Nancy! And thanks Sue, I see that you are a painter of trees, too! I usually do large acrylic paintings, but there are a few small watercolor/pencil sketches from my summer days by the seaside:

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on December 9, 2011 at 10:44pm

Trees my brother left after clearing a "park" area in back of his house in Cambridge, N.Y.;  photos taken by me in October 2011. 

Comment by prettylily on December 9, 2011 at 10:39pm

What a sunset, Katerina!  Really shows off that tree in front.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 9, 2011 at 10:26pm

"legally" from whom...those same who allowed Pergamum to be today in Berlin.

So's destruction of man's creations.

Meanwhile...back to trees at sunset on that Greek island,

ya can't take that away ;-)

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on December 9, 2011 at 10:23pm

Wonderful idea, Guido, and FANTASTIC trees posted already !

Comment by Judy Skolnick on December 9, 2011 at 10:02pm

Somehow I do not think the British Mus is going to return the Elgin Marbles and they are stunning.  Our Getty Mus returned a lot that is now in your new Acropolis Mus.  Beautiful stuff you can't blame us for lusting after it.  I understand he legally bought them!


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