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: yesterday


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

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In park


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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 9, 2019 at 3:15pm

It's cherry pink...

and apple blossom white :-)

trees in bloom in Thess this week!

Comment by Bill Porter on March 8, 2019 at 12:47pm

Great envelope, Heleen! and thank you, Norma for sharing it!


Comment by Heleen de Vaan on March 8, 2019 at 1:19am

Thank you for sharing, Norma, I'm happy it arrived wel!

And looking forward to seeing your contribution :-)

Comment by Norma Soulet on March 7, 2019 at 11:15pm

Hi Heleen,

I received the Trees A&P and have worked on it and it is ready to go back home to Bill Porter.

Just wanted to share here your lovely envelope. :)

The Back of the Envelope:

Thanks Heleen.

Comment by Amy Irwen on February 26, 2019 at 6:18pm

Awesome Bill *!*

Comment by Bradford on February 26, 2019 at 6:16pm

(see Huemanism2)

Comment by Norma Soulet on February 26, 2019 at 4:24pm

Love it, Bill!

Comment by Bill Porter on February 26, 2019 at 3:30pm

Thought that I'd share this with you all... I painted this over the weekend. 

Watercolor ~ untitled (for now).

Comment by Amy Irwen on February 26, 2019 at 12:38am

Wonderful photo of the the Sequoias in Cslifirnia

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 23, 2019 at 2:39pm

oops, that is the Greek writer: Nikos KAZANTZAKIS (not KATZ :-)

Zorba the Greek (1946)


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