The International Union of Mail-Artists (IUOMA) hosts nearly 400 special interest groups on its server. One of our favorites is devoted to the art of trees. The description reads:
“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!”
One of the members is a US-based artist who calls herself Oak Lady. She sent a very nice card with a hand-colored print and wanted to know which is the dominant tree in Austria. We did some research, and that’s the result:
- spruce (49%)
- European beech
- whitebark pine
Gerald answered with a photograph from Styria and a poem about the mycelium which can be seen as an invisible network connecting the trees of the forest.