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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:



The work chosen into the featured folder from the previous blog. Thanks to all voters!


Dark Faerie Maple Leaf Pendant by QuintessentialArtsLullaby by Last-Valentine
After the Ruin by yanadhyanaIntergalactic Tree by Aoxomoxoa9


This is a feature of our members' latest submissions.

Every member can nominate FIVE pictures from these into the featured folder! Just comment below with your choice in a form of a thumbnail or link (thumbnails work only for premium members). Three (sometimes 2 or 4) votes are needed for a picture to get featured in the next journal, depending on the number of votes.


I Ching 33 - Dun (Retiring, Retreat) by annewipfFarewell by VikingWidunderFantasy Village by FrostwindzFllippy's Tree by Gawarin080614Border by DragonforgeAlpine Trees by Oksana007Pg1 Of Gathering In The Forest (2007) by LaNora-84Forest Study by SepiaWrenPg2 Of Gathering In The Forest (2007) by LaNora-84Life is change.d by Monokanguyen


THE JOLLY GHOST OF BAKLA by BadusevWood Spirits by offermoordCustom Hazelnut Leaf and Tourmaline Necklace by QuintessentialArts080814Melt by DragonforgeTree Kitty Pendant Necklace by sobeyondthisDumping the burden by sptanwarIn Company with Orange Friend by sptanwarGiraffe by Monokanguyen080914Forerunner by DragonforgeRainbow Tree and yellow friends by sptanwar


Driping Moon,s Grace by sptanwarRed and White by sptanwarPond by RKoneGNSFind the cockatoo! by beads-poetVermillion by Wolf-SmithDreamscape by VikingWidunderTree Home by nokeek Ode To A Crimson LeafA leaf, crimson as the dawn
Sunders itself from its branch
And drifts on a playful breeze
Its slow undulating flight
Mesmerizing me with charm
With all the pain and sorrow
I have seen over the years
This momentary beauty
This visual poetry
Provides my spirit with peace
The leaf lands amid others
In shades of orange and yellow
To form autumn's mosaic
And the ever-patient duck
Paints its bright panorama
Woodland SorrowStanding in a verdant meadow, I watch
The surrounding trees dancing in the wind
Through the soft silver light of the full moon
Cold air is embracing my skin and lungs
But for crickets chirping, silence lingers
Spreading madness like poison through my soul
With a flame fueled by solitude, I run
I storm into the sylvan before me
My eyes trying to penetrate the night
Questing for the sight of a friendly face
And I charge past each elm and cottonwood
To fight the loneliness gripping my heart
Soon I see a river in the distance
And through the darkened trees her face is clear
A lovely friend for whom I have long pined
She sits along the nioght-kissed riverbank
Her elegance deepened by the moonlight
And I struggle to regain my lost breath
I have fallen for the dear friend of mine
Months ago, and yet it seems like eons
My tongue has been held back by utter fear
Of hurting her beyond recovery
Knowing I am not enough for her
I keep myself hidden in the forest
Locked inside the darkness of my own
Old gone young came by sptanwar


The growth of tree by sptanwarLove on moonlit night by sptanwarWaiting for the Falls by FrayedDawnHijo De La Luna by adkindBonsai by Loveall1229Fairy Blog Header by juanbautyConquering Turmoil by offermoordYou escape me by EmbrymandreNature's Magic by SueMArtNachtvorst by offermoord


FIVE MINUTES TO SUNSET by BadusevSous le vent by Embrymandre[For 80$] Remake Le gardien de mes nuits by EmbrymandreAquarelle Sans Titre by Embrymandre081414TheTelling by DragonforgeATC quartet by offermoordTrees by Moolver-sinFaded Game by Anj3llaTree by Arkenai081614Music by Dragonforge


Pomegranate Tree by me-talFangorn under Misty Mountains by RobleskaZeppelinMini trees by beads-poetCOM ~ Mother of Nature by Songes-et-crayonsWinter Stroll Wallpaper by Clu-artSunlit Walk by molecularartSunset by Linum7I Ching 35 - Jin (Progress) by annewipfTree of Life Ring by Cloud-DragonzTree of Life by EvaGataArtist


Sakura Tree by FrostwindzRoots by HeartBeatingForArtThe curse by EmbrymandreNothing by EmbrymandreL'ame by EmbrymandreBlack and White by SerenityWireDesignsAutum Leaves by SerenityWireDesignsGlowing thicket by Dreamin-LeaDream Tree by cemeraldDead state by cemerald


And don't forget about our project! Spread the word, if you can!

:icontreehuggerplz: Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and

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lady-of-the-quill Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the request. Didn't even imagine such a group exists. 
nondev Featured By Owner 5 days ago  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  New member 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!
RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the request :heart:
Rutiej Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thanks for mentioning my work in the latest featureLove :happybounce: Love :happybounce: 
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