"TreeGirl is a force of nature. She is a powerful friend and ally to trees. If we are to survive, we must all fall in love with the natural world, and fight to protect it. TreeGirl helps us to remember our place in the natural world.”
– Derrick Jensen, author of The Myth of Human Supremacy, A Language Older Than Words, Endgame, and Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests.
"A brilliant body of work! TreeGirl: Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature is the perfect marriage: gorgeous nude fine-art photography book meets arboriculturist's master class. TreeGirl has set a new precedent for us all to see—and know—ourselves as one with wild nature."
– Erica Mueller, Founder and Photographer - the Embody Project
“This delightfully unique book about a woman's love affair with trees argues for returning to a conscious dialog with Nature and appreciating its mysteries. The stunning photos of the author's naked body all but merging with Baobob trees and other magnificent specimens, offers a romance of the senses. TREEGIRL yields the perfect antidote to our technology-addicted world.”
– Erica Abeel, author of Wild Girls and Conscience Point
“Julianne Skai Arbor's beautiful photography and writing serve as an inspiring reminder that the more-than-human world awaits not only our appreciation but also our intimate friendship.”
- Tina Fields, Ph.D., Chair of M.A. Program in Ecopsychology at Naropa University
"Julianne Skai Arbor’s indefatigable photographic and personal journey is a visually honest record that both transcends and concretizes the sometimes ambiguously employed phrase “nature connection.” Ecopsychologically speaking, the intimate and loving proximity of her nude body to the robustness and grace of grand-old trees creates a modern Celtic Ogham."
– Dr. Jorge Conesa-Sevilla, Professor of Psychology, National University; Founder, International Ecopsychology Society
"In the steps of Thomas Pakenham, TreeGirl has produced a unique work that combines a personal (physical & spiritual) ecopsychological connection with a historical and naturalist’s understanding of trees. TreeGirl’s iconic book is an artful mix of the female and arboreal form." – Dr. Joe Hinds, Psychologist & Psychotherapist, co-author of Ecotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice
"Julianne Skai Arbor is a tree hugger—literally, and for good reason: she understands the ecological, culturals, and economic importance of trees. This book offers far more than photography: it deeply informs us about trees—their botanical characteristics and their vital place in human cultures for countless millennia. The result is a masterpiece that defies categorization but is easy to enjoy"
– Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Instutiute; author of Our Renewable Future, Peak Everything and The Party's Over.
Kasten St, Mendocino, CA 95460
Gallery Exhibit 12-5pm
Book Talk with Slide Show & Signing 2pm
Opening Talk by Brock Dolman of OAEC
Live Music by Richard Heinberg
Delectable Ethnobotanical Tree Refreshments
Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct
Occidental, CA 95465
21st. Annual Goddess Crafts Faire
Sebastopol Community Center
390 Morris St, Sebastopol, CA 95472
TreeGirl to present to the International Ecopsychology Society
BOOK TALK with SLIDE SHOW & SIGNING
International Ecopsychology Congress
Sept. 29–Oct. 3
International Ecopsychology Society
Villa Serrana, Lavelleja, Uruguay