"Trees" by Joyce Kilmer
'Trees' poem by Joyce Kilmer, illustrated by Miriam A. Kilmer
 
Signed Archival Giclée Print © 2003 Miriam A. Kilmer order

 
Trees
 
(For Mrs. Henry Mills Alden)
 
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
 
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
 
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
 
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
 
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
 
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~ Joyce Kilmer
Please note that, as a poem, "Trees" is in the public domain; it is not necessary for you to ask permission to reproduce it. However, songs that use "Trees" as lyrics, including Oscar Rasbach's composition, are still under copyright; public performance requires permission from:
Jerry Vogel Music Company, Inc.
Edmund C. Grainger, Jr.
125 Park Ave. 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
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There are four sizes available:
 
1) 10x7 on 12x9 paper (small poster size), edition limited to 100 copies on archival matte photo paper
 
2) 18x12.25 on 19x13 (large poster size), edition limited to 100 copies on archival matte photo paper
For ease of reading, the print is larger in proportion to the image on the following open editions:
 
3) Trees1A 7x4.5 on 11x8.5 paper, open edition; choose recycled or archival paper.
Fits standard 8x11.5 frame, or standard mat for 9x6 image
 
4) Trees1A 7x4.5 on 5x7 note card; choose recycled or archival paper.
Trees1A has narrow white borders on the sides. Requires custom mat or custom frame.
 
5) Trees1B 7x5 on 7x5 note card; choose recycled or archival paper.
Trees1B has wide black borders on all sides; the image is smaller, allowing the use of standard size 5x7 mats or frames.

 
Limited Edition Small Poster
Small Poster (Image approximately 10x7 on 12x9 paper), unframed   ~ $90.00
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Small Poster (Image approximately 10x7 on 12x9 paper), framed with spacers   ~ $140.00 to $182.08, depending on frame choice.
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Limited Edition Large Poster
Large Poster (Image 18x12.25 on 19x13 paper), unframed   ~ $150.00
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Large Poster (Image 18x12.25 on 19x13 paper), archivally float-mounted on rag board and framed (24x16)
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  ~ $195.00
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Large Poster (Image 18x12.25 on 19x13 paper) archivally float-mounted on rag board and framed (24x18).   ~ $261.82 to $313.82, depending on frame choice.
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Shirts, open edition prints and note cards
The print is slightly different; the lettering is larger in proportion to the image.

 
Open Edition Small Prints and Note Cards
 
Trees1A 7x4.5 on 11x8.5 paper, signed open edition (fits standard mat with window for 9x6 print)   ~ $10.00
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Trees1A 7x4.5 on 11x8.5 paper, signed open edition matted to 12x9   ~ $25.00
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Trees1A 7x4.5 on 11x8.5 paper, signed open edition framed   ~ $59.00 to $100.52
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Trees1A 7x4.5 K) 8.5x11 open edition matted and framed to 12x9   $64.00 ~ $113.64
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N)-Trees1A   7x5 open edition note card (signed in archival silver ink) with acid-free envelope.
Trees1A is a slightly larger image with narrow, even black borders; it makes a 4.7x5 with narrow white borders on the sides. Signed in archival silver ink. Does not fit standard 7x5 mat or frame. Poem is easier to read for those of us with imperfect vision.
  ~ $5.00
N)-Trees1B   7x5 open edition note card (signed in archival silver ink) with acid-free envelope.
The image is slightly smaller than the "Trees1A print, with wider black borders; this makes it suitable for framing using mats or frames for 7x5 prints. The poem is clearly legible, but might be more difficult for those with failing eyesight.
  ~ $5.00
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Nxbf)-Trees1A 7x5 note card trimmed to 7x4.5, archivally float-mounted on black or white board to 5.5" x 8", signed in archival silver ink and custom framed   $64.00 ~ $99.30 depending on frame choice
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Trees Notecard Assortment 1 (6 cards)
Includes two "Trees" cards and four assorted nature images, or all "Trees," or Custom Assortment: up to 5 "Trees" prints and the remaining assorted nature prints. You may mix "Trees1A" and "Trees1B" note cards. For the Custom option, you may specify which images you want by keying in additional Order ID numbers below, in the Notes section at PayPal, or send an eMail to: customer service. Visit Rising Dove Art Gallery to choose your images.
  ~ $19.50
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Trees Notecard Assortment 2 (10 cards)
Includes two "Trees" cards and eight assorted nature images, or all "Trees," or Custom Assortment: up to 9 "Trees" prints and the remaining assorted nature prints. You may mix "Trees1A" and "Trees1B" note cards. For the Custom option, you may specify which images you want by keying in additional Order ID numbers below, in the Notes section at PayPal, or send an eMail to: customer service. Visit Rising Dove Art Gallery to choose your images.
  ~ $29.00
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Nf)-Trees1B 7x5 note card signed in archival silver ink and framed.   ~ $40.00 to $86.18 depending on frame chosen
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Paper and Ink

       For all limited edition prints, we use Epson archival ink on genuine Epson "Archival Matte" (Epson has changed the name of this paper at least twice.) This combination has been tested to last 200 years under glass.
       For all open edition prints, reproductions, and note cards we now offer choices: Epson archival, 62lb. GreenPix Photo Matte with Canon pigment ink, or Glossy/Semigloss paper with Canon pigment ink. Although the second choice is not archival, the paper is buffered; it should last a long time under UV-filtering "Conservation Clear" glass. It is made of 100% post-consumer-waste recycled paper, bleached without chlorine. I recommend it especially for note cards. Both choices are equally beautiful. Glossy paper holds detail better than matte, but is not as long-lasting as Epson Matte nor as earth-friendly as GreenPix. For large quantities, you may order prints on recycled paper with sustainable inks; please request a quote.

 
Frames

       Our frames are environmentally friendly products; no rainforest or hardwood trees are sacrificed. Frame widths vary; overall size is usually about one to two inches larger than the stated frame size.
       Any new frames we order will be made of non-endangered wood from tree farms, or bamboo frames with eco-concious finishes. Our most earth-friendly choice in newly-ordered frames are those made from reclaimed barnwood and fence board from the USA; they have a natural weathered finish with occasional nail-holes.
       Frames in stock include recycled-wood frames laminated with a wood-tone material. I have been assured by the manufacturer that this material is not vinyl, and is non-toxic. We also have overstock frames, frames made locally from discontinued moldings, and used frames (donated by a generous fellow-member of The Art Group in MT Jackson, VA).
       Colors currently in stock in most sizes: black, reddish wood tone, blond wood tone, dark brown wood tone.
 
       Framing is artfully chosen using archival materials, which results in in less waste going into our landfills.
 
Matting/Mounting

       We are looking for a mounting and matting material that is more environmentally friendly than conventionally grown cotton, without sacrificing longevity. Many framers tout cotton rag mats as being "renewable," but fail to mention that the pesticides used to grow cotton are among the most damaging for the environment. If you know of anyone who offers organic or recycled cotton rag mats, or mats made of hemp, linen, etc., please let me know. Wood fiber cannot be made as safe for artwork as cotton rag; the buffering dissipates over time.
       Mats and mouting board are white, off-white, or black unless you request a different color (fee requested).

 
Matting/Mounting

       We use cotton rag mats aand mounting boards; we are seeking more sustainable mounting and matting material, without sacrificing longevity. Many framers tout cotton rag mats as being "renewable," but fail to mention that the pesticides used to grow cotton are among the most damaging for the environment. If you know a source for organic or recycled cotton rag mats, or mats made of hemp, linen, etc., please let me know. Wood fiber cannot be made as safe for artwork as cotton rag; the buffering dissipates over time.
       If framed without a mat, artwork is separated from the glass by PH-neutral spacers. If mounted to a larger mat board, artwork is float-mounted with rice paper hinges and wheat paste, the method approved by conservators.

 
Glazing

       We use UV-filtering "Conservation Clear" glass to protect your artwork for generations. but you may request 87% UV-filtering acrylic, which we recommend if you move frequently.

 
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