the mission

To document and preserve the world’s ancient trees.

Trees are the world’s oldest living creatures. Their beauty inspires us and their presence sustains our civilization.


BARKED founder Robert Ouellette travels the globe photographing these ancient treasures. Their bark embeds the complex history of thousands of years of growth. The barked images document the fragile legacy of nature in an era of massive environmental change.


Join in our mission. Let our children’s world be as beautiful as the world we inherited from our parents. Make a pledge that will support a tree expedition. Buy a print.


Visit the trees by clicking on the leaf icons below.