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I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;


A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;


Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

~ Joyce Kilmer from 'Trees', 1914


"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb





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Welcome, tree lover! (and rules)


Trees have always been something more than just plants to the mankind. The worship of trees might be forgotten, but still the symbol of tree survives in our subconscious. Almost every nation has myths and legends about trees, placing the tree as the central axis of the world, or worshipping it as a dwelling place of gods or spirits, the giver of knowledge, connection between worlds or as ancestors of the tribe. And the fact that you are here proves that the love for trees survives until this day.

If you are interested in the role of trees in mythology, you can find more in this news article:
Magic TreesTrees have always been something more than just plants to the mankind. The worship of trees might be forgotten, but still the symbol of tree survives in our subconscious. Almost every nation has myths and legends about trees, placing the tree as the central axis of the world, or worshipping it as a dwelling place of gods or spirits, the giver of knowledge, connection between worlds or as ancestors of the tribe.   
In Norse mythology, a giant ash tree - Yggdrasil - represents "axis mundi", around which the 9 worlds (the world of people - Middle-earth, being one of them) are organized. A giant snake, Níðhöggr, gnaws at its roots, but they always grow anew.
Yggdrasil Seed by ArdiRaYggdrasil by Prasa
The biblical Tree of Knowledge has even some similarities to Yggdrasil. The snake is present, also, an


WE ARE A GROUP FOCUSED ON TREES IN TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL ART. For tree photography, go to our sister group :icontreephotographers:
A tree or its part MUST be the main part of the picture, or at least one of its main parts.

Photography submissions to the gallery will be declined, but you can submit them to the group's favourites…

The submission limit is three works per day.

Our gallery folders are:
:icontreesplz: Traditional art - for traditional drawings and paintings
:icontreesplz: Digital art - for digital drawings and paintings
:icontreesplz: Literature - for poems and stories featuring trees
:icontreesplz: Crafts and Design - sculpture, body art, jewelery, bead work and everything handmade, also tattoo and t-shirt design
:icontreesplz: Fractal Trees - made with fractal programmes
:icontreesplz: Living monuments - is the only photography folder, but it's only for the photos of the most exceptional trees - biggest, oldest, with exceptional history... If the reason of submitting the photo into this folder is not obvious, it must be stated in the artist's comments. Please don't submit a photo of every bigger tree in your surroundings, the true living monuments are only a few, and collecting them is the sense of this folder.
:icontreesplz: Photomanipulation - must be easily discernable from a photo, not just a photo with some filters but more connected elements, and should be in the digital art-> photomanipulation cathegory

I hope you'll have a nice time in the group! If you have any questions, send a note to the group, or to me, :iconmirachravaia:



Winners of the *Best of Trees* Photography Contest

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 15, 2014, 2:03 AM

This is a feature of the winners of the "Best of Trees" Photography contest held by our affiliate group

:iconamongststars::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::iconspotlightplz: First Place :iconspotlightplz::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::iconamongststars:
Welcome to the fairytale
Welcome to the fairytale by LaRoseDePetitPrince
More from Her Gallery:
Fall(ing) by LaRoseDePetitPrinceI set fire to the rain by LaRoseDePetitPrince
Moonlight hymn by LaRoseDePetitPrincePicturesque autumn by LaRoseDePetitPrinceLa reflexion by LaRoseDePetitPrince

:iconamongststars::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconspotlightplz: Second Place :iconspotlightplz::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconamongststars:
chasing dreams
chasing dreams by losgeloest
More from His Gallery:
alley of uncertainty by losgeloestthe beauty of autumn by losgeloest
bloody forest by losgeloestcolors of autumn by losgeloestdreamy by losgeloest

:iconamongststars::icon3rd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconspotlightplz: Third Place :iconspotlightplz::icon3rd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconamongststars:
Tree of Light
Tree of Light by WillAustinsArchive
More from His Gallery:
Winter is Burning by WillAustinsArchiveAutumn by WillAustinsArchiveAutumn Curves by WillAustinsArchive
Winter is Ablaze by WillAustinsArchiveBlossom by WillAustinsArchive

:star::iconamongststars::iconswingonastarplz: Runners Up :iconswingonastarplz::iconamongststars::star:

:iconheikogerlicher:HeikoGerlicher With:
ray of light
ray of light by HeikoGerlicher

:iconyoumitori:Youmitori With:
Spark of live
Spark of live by Youmitori

:iconacoresjo88:acoresjo88 With:
holiday hut
holiday hut by acoresjo88

:star::iconamongststars: Honorable Mentions :iconamongststars::star:

Crawling out by gigi50 Light in photography by TomaszPrzybylo
Gold leafs by XeniaChowaniec dusty evening by vularia

Contests are ordered by their deadline.

are holding a

- deadline: September 27th
- photography only
- 2 entries per member
- new or old art
Best of Trees - Photography Contest:iconbonsai1plz: Welcome to Our Next Contest!! :iconbonsai1plz:
Only a few days left to get your entries in or donate some prizes!!
This Contest Will be for our Photographers As chosen in our last poll [link] Keep reading to find out how you can participate!!
:iconbonsai1plz: Rules & Regulations :iconbonsai1plz:
:icontree2plz:  Theme: The theme for this contest is "Best of Trees - Photography" as chosen by the mass majority of our members! This Theme is a very broad theme, which leaves you with a variety of options for entries.
:icontree2plz:  What should my entry be? The one major rule is your entry must be a photograph. We will accept no digital edits, no HDRs, No color changes ect. (Small amounts of sharpening and/or contrast edits are allowed.) exif data must be on your submission. (aka camera data)Infrared will be allowed as long as its n


is holding a treasure hunt game:
sifro. - solve the codes and win points! IMPORTANT: the login into the submmitting system currently doen't work. I'll try to fix it somehow, but until then, the "Try it without login" link still works. If you submit the solution to a cipher, it will give you a link to the next one. It just won't remember your position in the game, so better save that link, or remember the solution so you can get it again.
:new: July/7/2014 - After a year and half, we finally have a next winner! It's Dimensionwalker21, winning 360 points. Congratulations!
Dec/24/2012 - We have a next winner! It's WintersRead, winning 306 points!
Nov/11/2012 - The second winner is nuvak! He generously refused the point reward, so there is still a lot of points in the pool for the next winner!
Oct/12/2012 - We have the first winner! It's ninquetari, who wins 475 points!
The easy day was yesterday! Today, the game begins! And It's just in time for dA's birthday! :D

There is no deadline, finish it in any time and you will get points!


If you are our affiliate holding a contest, don't hesitate to send us a note!
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AstriasHandmade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the request! :)
sptanwar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for liking my works.I am highly pleased by your kind gesture
lady-of-the-quill Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the request. Didn't even imagine such a group exists. 
nondev Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the request! 
And lovely group :)
sptanwar Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks from core of my heart for nominating my so many works of mine for this lovely feature.
Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks so much for adding my stock photo of a "Tree Person Face Mask" to your gallery, I appreciate it very much! :)
Paulo-Bert Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the request! :happybounce: Heart Heart 
Zuzana-Dolinay Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you for submit my picture :)
luneu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thanks so much for the request! :huggle: 
Boggleboy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the request to add my Virgo piece to your lovely group here! I am honored!
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