Welcome to The Social Life of Trees Art Stroll
The six artists whose creations are displayed along the path were tasked with exploring and interpreting the social life of trees. Their works reveal themes
of resiliency, interconnectedness, reciprocity, responsibility and beauty that reflect each artist’s interpretation of the animacy of trees.
We hope this art stroll will bring joy as well as enhance your connection to trees and their value to our community.
#1 The Seed Within by Dail Chambers
#2 The Question by Aaron McMullin
#3 What Our Hands Create by Eugenia Alexander
#4 Eternal by Jurni Bayoc
This emerging young artist has achieved recent attention as a chalk artist who focuses on uplifting quotes by influential people of color. Jurni, daughter of internationally known artist Cbabi Bayoc, began working in chalk during the pandemic and her chalk art has been widely embraced by city park visitors. She is currently studying graphic design at Columbia College in Chicago.
#5 Unless by Britt Tate-Beaugard & Students at Bryan Hill Elementary School
Britt Tate-Beaugard & Students at Bryan Hill Elementary School
#6 Whispers of the Mycorrhizae by Benjamin Bradshaw
Interested in becoming more social with trees?
Young trees require lots of attention. CommuniTree Gardens currently holds over 20,000 trees. We depend on volunteers to help us plant, water, and weed these trees. Both individuals and groups are needed year round. Applications are available on our website.
Plan a Planting Project
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri grows trees for you. Through our Project CommuniTree program, we provide free trees to individuals and groups for planting projects on public lands. Trees are available each spring and fall. Project applications for this fall will be accepted starting July 1.
Join our TreeKeepers Class or encourage a young person to attend Tree Camp. Or learn on your own by spending time outdoors and observing. Understand how trees benefit us and the planet. Nurture the trees in your personal landscape and share your experiences with others.
Your donations grow trees that change neighborhoods and lives. Each person can help to make our communities healthier, safer, and greener. Donate online at moreleaf.org.
to the following people and organizations for their support: Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, part of State Parks, Home Depot on South Kingshighway Blvd. for their generous donation of materials, Tessa Wasserman for her time and talent to carve plywood boards into trees, and St. Louis County Parks for their continued support of our nursery operations on their land.
We, at Forest ReLeaf, would like to honor the original protectors of the lands that are now Creve Coeur, Missouri. The tribes of Missouri include Chicksaw, Illini, Ioway, Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Quapaw, Sac & Fox, and Shawnee. We appreciate the rich culture of the indigenous people that came before us and are reminded that the land is sacred.