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Treewhispers is an ongoing international collaboration awakening our heartfelt connection to trees. The art installation features paper rounds that hang from ceiling to floor, reminiscent of tree trunks. Each round highlights it’s maker’s connection to trees with stories, poetry and art. We invite you to experience this forest of inspiration and explore your connection to trees.

Be sure to visit the exhibit at The Arboretum from January 11 to March 1!

Join us for one of our upcoming programs focused on this installation:

Members-Only Preview

Friday, January 10 | 6-8pm

Arboretum members are invited to a special, members-only preview of Treewhispers on Friday, January 10 from 6 to 8pm. Be among the first to enjoy this exhibit at The Arboretum and meet its
Co-Creator Pamela Paulsrud. Register now.


Artists Talk with Treewhispers Co-Creator, Pamela Paulsrud

Saturday, January 11 | 1-2pm | Included with Admission

Pamela Paulsud is recognized internationally as a papermaker, calligrapher, book artist and collaborator, but her greatest passion is the ongoing project she co-created with artist Marilyn Sward called Treewhispers. Join Pan to get an inside look at this exhibition. Register now.


Tree Whispers Sessions

Monday January 20 | 1-3pm or

Friday, Feburary 14 | 1-3pm or

Saturday, February 29 | 1-3pm or

Sunday, March 1 | 1-3pm

Included with Admission

Come and share your tree story with us! Presently Treewhispers has contributions that include text and/or imagery. Some suggest tree rings, depict leaves or illustrate a personally significant tree; others are imprinted with a poem or a meaningful story relating to trees. You’re invited to to join the forest by decorating your flat handmade paper round with your tree story, poetry and/or art. Register for one of these sessions on our calendar.


Be sure to visit local artist, Treewhispers contributor and Dawes Arboretum artist in residence Amanda Love during her residency on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 to 2pm through March 17. Stop by the Zand Education Center, and learn about the Arboretum inspired art she is creating. Please note, Amanda’s studio will be closed on November 29 and December 23 – January 10.

To learn more about the Treewhispers project, please visit treewhispers.com.