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: 210
Latest Activity: Jun 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

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Jan Hodgman May 16, 2019. 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 Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 1, 2019 at 7:19am

'cool' tree

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 1, 2019 at 7:18am

Tree stamps from Theo Nelson!

Comment by Amy Irwen on July 11, 2019 at 9:57pm

That was lucky! MomKat

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 11, 2019 at 9:45pm

and miss my white Suzuki car!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 11, 2019 at 9:44pm

when the big ones fall:

Halkidiki, Greece, 10 July 2019

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 7, 2019 at 6:46pm

Lovely trees,Jan!

Here are three trees...(and a few thousand tourists) up on the ROCK :-)

Comment by Jan Hodgman on June 5, 2019 at 9:54pm

Thanks, Amy. I'm so enthralled with a box of paints I got recently on Amazon. They're made in Japan and used often in combination with black sumi ink. They're called Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi

I got the 24-color set, there are smaller ones, also. The colors are so vivid and similar to gouache but I think they're made somehow differently. Anyway,  I highly recommend them. 

Comment by Amy Irwen on June 5, 2019 at 1:42pm

Wonderful Jan *!*

Comment by Jan Hodgman on June 3, 2019 at 7:48pm

HI Bill,

Glad it arrived. It looks like it hit a major windstorm en route!

Here's how it was on my art desk:

Comment by Bill Porter on May 30, 2019 at 6:13pm

Following Jan's post here the other day, she let me know that my ink and wash tree inspired her to create something along similar lines. Which arrived here a day or so ago. An excellent rendition of her interpretation of spring trees in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks, Jan, great colors and excellent back runs!!



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