My name is “TreeGirl” (capital T, capital G) because so much of my life’s purpose, identity, and bliss revolve around meeting and photographing myself in the nude with trees around the world. Trees are my passion and purpose. I love learning about and from trees, educating others about trees and how to connect with them, having an ineffable spiritual connection with trees, and being in loving, respectful service to them.
I kind of think I was chosen by the trees; I don’t really have a choice about whether to be TreeGirl. Writing and publishing a book about trees really means writing and publishing a book on behalf of the trees. It means being in service to the trees because, hey, they can’t write or take photos (but they sure can pose, and they have a lot to say!).
But I certainly do not claim to be the only girl (or woman) who has a special connection with trees. While females are said to be “closer to nature,” there are many of us— female and male — who have meaningful connections with trees. Perhaps you already identify yourself as a tree hugger, or tree lover, or nature lover, or maybe none of those.
But what does it mean to be a treegirl or treeboy?
To be a treegirl or treeboy you don’t have to be naked with the trees, you simply have to love trees. (But we never know where a love can take us.) To find out if you are indeed a treegirl or treeboy, see how many of the following statements you can answer ‘yes’ to:
Well, treegirls and treeboys, how did you do?
TreeGirl is an author, photographer, arborist, naturalist, forest ecotherapist and conservation educator bridging humans with wild nature.