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: 18 hours ago


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 April 7, 2019 at 3:00pm

Beautiful photos, Katerina! 

Here in the Amstelland both spring blossom and winter bold trees. Maybe hard to see because of the shadow and my tiny camera, but I guess inspiring for us, mail artists, though:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 6, 2019 at 11:59am

...and orange trees on the streets of Athens, bitter oranges falling and

orange blossoms ...blooming :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 6, 2019 at 11:55am

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 6, 2019 at 11:39am

At the Archaeological Museum of Athens:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 6, 2019 at 11:31am

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 6, 2019 at 11:30am

TREE Add/Pass? i would like one :-)

Here are Spring trees from Hamburg:

Comment by Jennifer Jones (JJalltheway) on April 4, 2019 at 5:15pm

Hi friends,

I would love to receive the A&P also.

The blossoming cherries all around me are an inspiration!

Eagerly awaiting.

Comment by Julian foster on April 4, 2019 at 11:07am

Hi Norma Soulet and all in the Tree group,

Add & Pass received. I shall make my mark.

Comment by Sabela Baña on March 27, 2019 at 3:25pm

Comment by Norma Soulet on March 25, 2019 at 4:31pm

Good morning!

Yesterday, I received and A&P from Bill Porter and now it is done.

Who would be interested in working on it, next?

Please let me know.



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