Trees are the planet’s oldest living creatures. Their beauty inspires us. Their presence sustains our wellbeing. Imagine a world without them. These images are an intimate look at the bark of some of the world’s oldest, most majestic trees. Most are threatened with extinction.

Robert Ouellette travels the globe photographing these ancient treasures. He uses advanced digital tools to reveal the life stories of the trees, as told through the complexity of their bark.

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explore the trees

(click on an image for the story of that tree)

Mountain Ash, Australia

Douglas Fir, Canada

Giant Coastal Redwood, USA

Western Red Cedar, Canada

Montezuma Cypress, Mexico

Eastern Cottonwood, Canada

Tulip Poplar, USA

Dawn Redwood, Canada

Giant Redwood Stump, USA

Sugar Maple, Canada

Yew, England

London Plane, England

Morrison Tree, France

Red River Gum, Morocco

Lebanese Cedar, Lebanon

Ficus, Thailand

Kapok, Singapore

Canarie Island Pine, Australia

The barked images are composites of dozens of photographs that are digitally stitched together using advanced software technologies. Where possible, the entire girth of a tree is documented. The large images on this site are just one segment of compositions that can be up to five meters long.

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