15 Trees Every Outdoor Lover Should Learn to Identify

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Many thanks to @Phawnda Moore for sharing this post.

Grateful to @Andrew van der Merwe for sharing this stunning film. Kodama! Grateful for their ancient rhythms and wisdom.

Plein Air

On an afternoon hike in the forest preserve I was delighted to meet plein air artist, Leslie Riley.

Her love of nature, trees and the beauty around her was celebrated in her watercolors she so generously shared with me. So nice to meet you, Leslie. Always happy to know another tree ambassador!

Photos by Pamela Paulsrud


Story by Gregg “Tree” Rollins


Creativity abounds

Book and Literary Arts Afternoon organized by Artist Book House at Evanstonmade provided one of many opportunities to engage with the artists and the art at 921 Church Street, Evanston, IL.

Evanstonmade will continue to host events through Dec. 19. Join the fun!

Hosted by Evanstonmade and sponsored by Artist Book House, Treewhispers along with a multitude of artists, creatives and visionaries illuminate the space at 921 Church St., Evanston, IL .

Lisa Degliantoni, Founder and Executive Director of Evanstonmade along with her Co-Directors Kathy Halper and Liz Cramer, launched the massive transformation of a former Urban Outfitters building into an energetic artist exchange and vibrant community outreach at seemingly a moment’s notice in early November. Now knowing the “trio of force” I understand their unparalleled dedication and drive, and the possibilities they employ.  

Thanks to the sponsorship and eager assist by ABH Board Member, Jamie Thome the “growing of the forest” took shape in a timely manner. Janice Kiska, Cori Paulsrud and Michael Sweirz also gratefully stepped in for the final touches.

Installing and seeing the work in a new venue never ceases to amaze and delight me. On the handmade paper rounds I see the stories and art of those who shared them 20 years ago reverberate with those bound together only a week prior. These all feel like friends to me—friends bound with a common interest, passion and love for trees.

Enjoy the Treewhispers installation and a multitude of happenings until December 19, 2021.


Women in trees!


Photo by Pamela Paulsrud


Here’s a wonderful chance to enjoy Martha Slavin‘s lovely post, pondering, curiosity, and exploration of nature complete with a multitude of links for further information. Grateful for the connection, Martha!


The Guardian

Artwork anonymous/Kalamazoo,MI

There is still time to stop in and meet the amazing volunteers at the Evanston Made’s Makers Market. Not only can you share your tree story on the newly made autumnal paper—you can find out how you can help build a book house!

A long awaited for and incredibly breathtaking capture of the Kaligrafos – Calligraphy Guild journey with Treewhispers.

Congratulations to Thomas Burns, the Council of Oaks and a multitude of Kaligrafos – Calligraphy Guild enthusiasts. Your narration, photos, videos, and sound/music choices beautifully unveiled the many months of dedication to the project—and truly its essence—the connection we have with one another—and trees, of course.

My heartfelt gratitude for your continued dedication and perseverance even—and especially— in the face of disappointment. The unique approach to the virtual exhibition in the woods (a collaboration with the trees—how perfect!) will surely touch others in a way that a gallery exhibit might otherwise not.

Dendroclimatology data

Photo by Pamela Paulsrud

Measure your big tree!

Tree branch

Art and story by Carol Thomas/Schamburg, IL

Stop and pause