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Beautiful Painting On Trees By Eugeniya Dudnikova

Eugeniya Dudnikova is a Russian painter who realized a project mixing street art and painting, entitled “Painting on trees”. Inspired by the surrounding landscapes, the project was realized in different cities and suburbs, in the middle of parks and forests. Introduced directly into the trunk of the trees, the pastel-colored paintings provides a contrast to the moody and melancholy atmosphere brought by the autumn season. Continue reading »

Trees Grow From Bricks And A Storefront On The Streets Of New York

Elusive Spanish artist Pejac (previously) travels the world creating street interventions, often integrating natural elements into man-made structures through a combination of stenciling and trompe l’oeil painting. His most recent projects have brought him to New York City for the first time, where he has created two arboreal artworks in Bushwick and Chinatown. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Of Lumberjacks Who Felled Big Trees Using Only Hand Tools In The Early 20th Century

It is difficult to imagine what the first loggers felt when they first saw the coastal redwoods. It takes a lot of moxie and muscle to down a three hundred foot high tree. Continue reading »

Artist Heesoo Lee Makes Beautiful Aspen Trees Grow On Delicate Ceramic Vessels

The Montana-based ceramic artist Heesoo Lee brings the textural depth of aspen forest canopies to her sculptural bowls and vases. Lee painstakingly places each and every leaf by hand, building unique, organic trees that seem to come to life with their shimmering, colorful leaves. While the vibrant glazes add a lifelike layer, the pieces are equally stunning in their unglazed form. Continue reading »

The Surreal Trees Of San Francisco Shot By Kelsey McClellan

While walking through her neighborhood in San Francisco‘s Outer Sunset area, photographer Kelsey McClellan (previously featured) is constantly surprised to detect the odd foliage adorning her neighbor’s lawns. Trees neatly trimmed into vertical piles of pom-poms plants which swirl such as ice cream cones, or branches which length garage doors such as giant green mustaches. Continue reading »

This Curvaceous Wooden House Sits Among The Trees

Architecture and interior design firm Malan Vorster, have designed the House Paarman Tree House in Cape Town, South Africa. The small one bedroom home in the trees was built from materials that when left untreated, would allow the materials to weather naturally with the surrounding forest. Continue reading »

This Modular Spiral Staircase Wraps Trees For Climbing

CanopyStair is a modular system of steps that can be attached without tools to form a spiral staircase around a tree trunk, allowing one to walk up into the canopy above. Lightweight and quick to assemble, the CanopyStair has been carefully designed not to damage or mark the tree in any way. Continue reading »

Beth Moon Photographs The World’s Oldest Trees Illuminated By Starlight

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Ancient trees affected by cosmic rays are the subject of The “Diamond Nights” project by San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon. Moon has spent the last 14 years photographing the world’s oldest trees in daylight, but this series captures them at night. Her photos feature primarily baobab and quiver trees in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Continue reading »

This Thai Resort Is Surrounded By Trees And Was Inspired By Four Fictitous Clans

Tucked into a sloping hillside on the island of Phuket, Thailand sits Keemala, a resort getaway designed by Space Architects and Pisud Design Company. Rather than tear down the existing vegetation to create the resort, the design focused on complimenting nature and making the most of the landscape that was there. Vibrant colors, earthy fabrics, and natural materials used throughout the resort are all meant to show appreciation of both the land and the culture of the local people. Continue reading »

Slope Point Trees: Beauty Created By Force Of Nature

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Photo by Seabird Nz

There are a lot of unusual sight around the globe, but Slope Point of New Zealand is differently natural wonder. Slope Point is the southernmost tip on New Zealand’s South Island. The place is systematically blasted by great force of cold wind, that causes the trees to bend and transform their appearance. The wind from the Southern Ocean attacked the trees, as they grew. In order to be least resistant, the tree brunches turned to the opposite direction, so they got windswept appearance. Continue reading »

Patrick Dougherty’s Mind Blowing Nest Houses Made Of Living Trees

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No, this isn’t the work of some gigantic bird. The living art you see before you was actually done by man – more specifically, artist and branchbender extraordinaire Patrick Dougherty. Crafting human-sized nest houses made by actually weaving growing trees into the shapes of houses, cocoons, pagodas, huts, giant water pitchers and even people, Dougherty has traveled the world with his truly extraordinary sculptures. Continue reading »

Pen & Ink Depictions Of Trees Sprouting into Animals By Alfred Basha

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In his latest series of illustrations, Alfred Basha depicts a series of images where animals merge with the natural world: trees sprout into the silhouettes of foxes or squirrels, and a forest landscape rests atop a lumbering bear. Continue reading »

This Tube-Like Netted Structure Lets You Climb Through The Trees

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Numen / For Use, a Croatian-Austrian design collective, were invited by local curatorial team BAU, to participate in the second edition of “Art & Nature”, a spring festival in South Tyrol, Italy. The result of that invitation was this large scale site-specific art project, named Tube Merano. Continue reading »

This Woman Has Dedicated Her Life To Taking Pictures Of The Oldest Trees On The Planet

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San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon traveled all over the planet shooting some of the world’s oldest living trees. She dedicated 14 years of her life to this quest, and the resulting photographic collection, a series of 60 duotone prints, were made into a book titled “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time.” Continue reading »

Cats In Christmas Trees Is Our New Instagram Obsession

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If you own a cat and you celebrate Christmas, chances are you know that our feline friends really like Christmas trees. But not all cats are content with pawing off the most expensive baubles and lapping up water from the stand. Continue reading »

Poland’s Mysterious “Crooked Forest” Populated with 400 Bent Pine Trees

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Located just outside of Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland, there lies a pine grove known as the “Crooked Forest.” It is one of the most unusual forests in Central Europe. What makes this grove of approximately 400 trees so bizarre is that instead of growing naturally, each tree is bent at 90 degrees near the base, causing a wide arc to the top. Continue reading »

Surreal Collages Of Cambodian Trees Mixed With Traditional Art By Clement Briend

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French photographer Clément Briend projected giant gargoyle heads on to trees at Parc de Saint-Cloud near Paris. Continue reading »

This Amazing Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Little Girl is Born

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Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. Continue reading »

Invisible Barn Is A Mirror-Clad Folly Camouflaged Among The Trees Of A California Forest

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Mirrors clad the walls and rooftops of this woodland installation by architecture studio STMPJ, so that at first glance visitors might think its timber-lined windows and doorways are floating in midair. Continue reading »

Man Spends Four Years Growing a Serene Church Made of Trees

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While traveling the world, Barry Cox fell in love with architecture, particularly the design and construction of churches. This fascination inspired him to design a cathedral of his own, except he decided to compose the house of worship entirely out of lush trees. To make this dream a reality, Cox dedicated four years of his life to growing this rare church in his backyard in New Zealand. Continue reading »

Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China

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Looking at the lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land north of the Yeli Village in Sunzhuang Township, Jingxing County, Hebei, China, it’s hard to imagine that just 12 years ago, those plains were filled with nothing but rocks and weeds. This miraculous transformation is all thanks to the hard work and dedication of an elderly blind man named Jia Haixia and his friend Jia Wenqi, a double amputee with no arms. For more than 10 years, the duo have been planting thousands of trees in an effort to protect and preserve the natural ecology of the land surrounding their village. Continue reading »

Cathedral Made From Trees By Giuliano Mauri

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Italian artist Guiliano Mauri is the father of this spectacular Cattedrale Vegetale (Tree Cathedral), a unique building created out of rows of real living trees. Located at the foot of Mount Arera on the outskirts of Bergamo in Northern Italy, the cathedral is an ever-changing building that will be fully formed over the course of decades – when the trees outgrow their supporting columns and become a piece of natural architecture. Continue reading »

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees on Maui, Hawaii


The phenomenon is caused by patches of bark peeling off at various times and the colors are indicators of age. A newly shed outer bark reveals bright greens which darken over time into blues and purples and then orange and red tones. Continue reading »

Beautiful Gingkgo Trees Attract Visitors

Amateur photographers take photos of a model in a gingkgo wood in Tancheng City, East China’s Shandong province, Nov 6, 2011. The beautiful scenery of gingkgo trees in the county attracts tens of thousands of visitors every autumn. (Xinhua) Continue reading »

Your House on Trees? Yes, It’s Possible!


Amazon Tree Houses was formed in 2007 by Derek Saunderson, a Joiner and Treehouse builder with over twenty years experience. His aim was to bring the craft of treehouse building back from the accountants and sales-men, and put it firmly back in the hands of the crafts-men who’s passion for treehouse building shows in their skill and commitment for creating beautiful natural structures. Continue reading »