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: 19 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 Norma Soulet on May 2, 2019 at 4:09pm

Love the photo, Heleen and the Red or Orange mailbox!


Comment by Bill Porter on May 2, 2019 at 1:13pm

Great photo, Heleen. I'd say that that tree has lived a good long time and seen many a passerby. Thanks for sharing!


Comment by Heleen de Vaan on May 2, 2019 at 12:28am

Special-shaped Tree (and Dutch mailbox) in the city of Nijmegen:

Comment by Amy Irwen on April 29, 2019 at 1:49pm

Love the tree photo De Villo Sloan....

Comment by Sabela Baña on April 29, 2019 at 8:26am

Vilo Sloan, preciosa foto.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 29, 2019 at 4:59am

Comment by Sabela Baña on April 8, 2019 at 11:13am

Beautil Photos Katerine

Comment by Sabela Baña on April 8, 2019 at 11:12am

Thanks, Amy Irwen, Pam McVay.

Comment by Pam McVay on April 7, 2019 at 6:35pm

This gorgeous tree arrived from Sabela Bana.  I am blown away by it's beauty!

Comment by Amy Irwen on April 7, 2019 at 3:50pm

Sabela, gorgeous trees!


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