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Journalist request [29 Dec 2016|10:37pm]

My name is Tom and I am an online reporter at The Sun in the UK.

I am interested in writing a story about someone who experiences arborphilia or has another rare sexual fetish.

If you are willing to share you story with me that would be great.

We can pay you a fee so please email me at thomas.gillespie@the-sun.co.uk

Kind regards,

Tom Gillespie
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- Reassurance - or why you should go hug a tree when the world is crazy [07 Oct 2011|06:21pm]

The wind was cold but the sun was high
I wrapped my arms around a willow tree
I wrapped my arms around a century
Its bark was warm against my face
The tree stood steady against my weight
I thought of time and tides and graying hairs
I thought of men long dead who had once stood here
I thought of tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrows
As dirt I'll be, in a hundred years
But on this ground, time slows enough
- to remember and be remembered
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Confessions of a neurotic treelover [12 Sep 2009|01:51pm]

I've long had a love and admiration of trees -- I guess that makes me a bit of a "hard core" tree-hugger. I feel proud of the care I gave to an Douglas Fir tree I planted back in junior high for arbor day ... I actually had to rescue the tree when it was a wee sapling when the previously empty lot next to us underwent construction and landscaping, burying the sapling under several feet of dirt ... I actually dug it out with my hands. I also watered it in long dry spells and tore away blackberries that threatened to snag it when it was just a young sapling. Today, that tree stands a good 30'+ and the diameter of its trunk near the base is almost as big as my forearm is long, amazingly it rivals the older trees in our yard for height and size.

I was upset when the forest behind our house was destroyed to expand the neighborhood. I also wasn't too crazy about it when I was a guest at a friend's house in Colorado and was asked to chop down a tree so he could get a clear satellite signal ... I did it and don't remember complaining about it, but I remember regretting killing the tree. I used to have an interest in carpentry, but was daunted by the notion of killing trees. I thought if I ever got a place of my own, it'd be made of steel, stone and/or concrete, that I wouldn't want any trees to die to make it.

yeah yeah, I'm all around neurotic

Anyway my history of arborphilia came to mind today as I reflected on the gradual death of a young apple tree in a neighbor's yard visible from where I compute. It was a young tree, scarcely 7 feet tall no thicker in trunk than a broomstick. It became very heavy-laden with fruit and became unsteady, leaning over one way until a strong gust would tip it to lean over another way. Day by day, its leaning over drooped what had been its highest reach lower and lower ... today, its poor trunk finally gave out, snapped and broke.

Am I the only neurotic tree-lover to feel pained at the death of trees?
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Hello [14 Dec 2007|03:05am]

I'm Colleen. I love trees, I just don't *love* trees. Yeah. Anyway, here are a few pictures for you guys. I have a ton of tree pictures, just don't want to...overwhelm...you all.

NSFW?Collapse )

How do you people feel about flowers? I have quite a few flower photos, as well.
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I Saw the most beautiful tree and vowed to love it forever... [04 Nov 2007|01:26am]
[ mood | impressed ]

I have to say.. today was probably the best day of this year. I was on the way to work.. When I saw him. He  was long, tall and handsome, and he looked fairly colorful. His leaves were orange and bright red, and just the site of him made me feel a hapiness I have never felt before.  I couldnt help but pull over. His leaves went well with the color of the sky, and he had the friendliest looking face i had ever seen. I decided id call him Phillip Rae. I cannot wait to get to know phillip, as i believe he will make the perfect mate. His Zest for life made my will to live a bit stronger. He allowed me to take a leaf home as a token of our newly found friendship, and I hope, that it will blossom into much more. The Dirt that grew around him was soft and welcoming, and I Layed beneath  it for a while. I was so caught up in this beautiful finding, that i was 20 minutes late for work. It was worth it. I am sure Phillip Rae and I will bloom  into something stronger than life itself. 

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[08 Feb 2007|04:34pm]


i take this shit and i burn it into ashes
keeps me WARM!

ps i breathe in the smoke and it makes my nostrils black. i love the smoky scent.
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[07 Feb 2007|04:31pm]

lol treefags
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Tree Identification [21 Jan 2007|06:12pm]

I have a tree, it's some sort of conifer.
The picture I took was of a branch I found, it was winter and their were no needles on the branch, which doesn't help.
The tree branch was found in Indiana, but I have an Indiana trees book of both native and non-native introduced species and it's not in there.
Does anyone know what kind of conifer this is
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Tree Pornography [18 Nov 2006|05:26pm]

Now, I know this community has a no tree pornography rule and I applaud it for that! But, instead of not posting tree pornography because we want to be taken seriously, does anyone feel offended by tree porn? I believe trees should not be objectified. They should be respected! And many trees are harmed during the filming of tree porn :( I just love trees, so so much, it pains me to see them being objectified/abused for someone's cheap thrill!!

Please do not support tree pornography!
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The morality of avoiding abrasion [10 Nov 2006|07:30pm]

In my deep deep contemplations of issues, I am wondering, would it be considered an abusive relationship to use sandpaper or other means to smooth the tree to avoid splinters?

I also find that when a tree has lost bark, the wood under the bark is very smooth... sometimes moist if the bark was still alive. I am worried that this might lead me to abuse the trees... for example, one time I even burned the bark after I tore it off, amongst the kindling of fallen limbs of my love's brethren...

I am a monster, and yet I cannot stay away from the shade they provide and warming my hands by their corpses' fumes and light...

Anyway, there is a logical reason too, and that's since it is highly advised here to wear the condoms to avoid the STDs, if you don't sand it smooth then they could tear and I could get her pregnant! Nooo.
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[12 Oct 2006|09:32pm]

Hey there veggie lovers. How y'all doing? I met a very special tree today. I'll try and get a piccy soon
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ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE SEX!!! [30 Sep 2006|02:37pm]

This tree looks pretty hot, right? You sure you want to mate with her?

Well, my friends, this is why you should always wear a condom. This tree, in actuality has an STD. My friends, this is exactly why you should practice safe sex.

Check out this site for more details. (NSFW)
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How can you say the trees don't feel? [25 Sep 2006|01:08am]

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Hah! [24 Sep 2006|09:53pm]

[ mood | tired ]

"Fuck you, I'm a Cypress"

'Nuff Said.

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[11 Sep 2006|09:44pm]

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the truth [06 Sep 2006|11:01am]


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Support [05 Sep 2006|02:06am]

If you are an arborphiliac, or you support the cause of arborphilia — and people's right to choose what to love, I have created this helpful banner for you:

If you can also link this image to this community and spread the word, that can also help. Also, is anyone here interested in helping me build a website? Although this community has existed for a long time, we still don't have a website about arborphilia.
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A poem [04 Sep 2006|12:24am]

I wish I could forget the way
Your bark feels against my skin
I wish I could remember the life I had
Before you had me in your branches
The life was simple and lively before
I shed my first tears for you.
Why do you like torturing me with your leaves?
Best friends, you say? I call it bull s**t.

You use me, and I don't mind.
It's the only way I can get to you.
So close, I can feel sap breath on my neck.
I don't want it to end, and yet it kills me

To know you have no feelings involved.
Unlike me.
I'm in love with a dream, nonexistant, painful.
You're amazing, skillful, cruel.

Might as well just shoot me, while I'm still alive.
It wont be for much longer,
I can already feel the life slipping away, so slowly.
Just one more kiss, one more breath,

Please, darling, say you love me.
I don't care if it's just another lie,
I need it to get me high one last time.
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[03 Sep 2006|12:11am]

I, for one, welcome our new tree-fucking overlords.
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Hate literature [29 Aug 2006|11:41pm]

I encourage all of you to send letters of outrage to thingsihate.org for publishing this lovely bit of "satire" (do note my sarcasm). This is unacceptable. Arborphiliacs, we must not let one more inch of hate into this world ever again.

With time, victory shall be ours.
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