All around the world, and all through history, as well as very many people drawing and painting and making lots of other art about trees, very many other people have been equally busy turning trees into art. (Of course many of us do this at least once a year when we decorate a tree at Christmas. You see, everybody’s a tree artist!)
Tree art can be amazing, beautiful, funny or weird: decorated trees can have great significance like Hindu wedding trees in India or Easter trees in Germany, or they can be fun like these spotty trees beside the Thames in London.
In Texas, USA in the 1990s artists began wrapping colourful knitted squares around trees in public parks – you can see an example in the pictures below – and the idea of guerilla knitting or ‘yarn bombing’ soon spread around the world.
However imaginative their creations, tree artists always have great respect for the trees they decorate, and make sure they don’t do anything to harm them.
Click on the pictures below to see some amazing and extraordinary decorated trees from around the world.