Trees are the planet’s oldest living creatures. Their beauty inspires us. Their presence sustains our wellbeing. Imagine a world without them. The remarkable bark images collected here are a close-up look at some of the world’s oldest, most majestic trees. Tragically, climate change is threatening many with extinction.

Artist, architect, and designer Robert Ouellette travels the globe photographing ancient trees. He uses advanced digital tools to reveal their life stories as told through the beauty and complexity of their bark. The images, when assembled, capture the full circumference of a tree and can be up to 10 metres by 2 metres in size.

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*the image texts are by writers critical of a modern world that debases nature.

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