Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature

We enjoy being lost—or perhaps found—in wildness and the grandness of Nature. TreeGirl invites us into intimate contact with fifty magnificent tree species from her wild adventures in thirteen countries on four continents. Using a remote-control timer and a tripod, she photographs herself and others in sensual connection with the trees of the world. There has never been any other book like this. Weaving fine art photography, natural history, and personal essays on nature connection, conservation, and the ecopsychology of the human-tree relationship, this  book is an invitation to cultivate our own intimate relationship with Nature as a refuge from the madness of modern civilization. Thoroughly researched and stunningly illustrated with over 150 color photographs, this interdisciplinary coffee table book is an inspiration and a resource for any tree lover.

Julianne Skai Arbor of Sebastopol, CA

Julianne Skai Arbor, aka TreeGirl, has been on the forefront of the fields of ecotherapy and nature connection since she began creating self-portraits with trees in 1995. To date, she has intertwined with over seventy species of trees in thirteen countries. She is certified as an arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, as a California naturalist with the University of California, and has taught interdisciplinary college-level conservation education for over ten years, including pioneering the first program in environmental arts. She holds graduate degrees in Environmental Education and Arts and Consciousness Studies. With her passion for trees she creates an experiential bridge to connect people with nature through forest ecotherapy, portrait sessions, and immersive nature retreats with trees around the world. She lives in Sonoma County, California amidst the native oak and coast redwood trees. Her gallery of images can be found at

Marketing & Publicity
  • Author will be speaking at/signing books at conferences including The Wildnerness Therapy Symposium, International Society of Arboriculture Conference, the International Ecopsychology Congress, and other national and international conferences to be announced.
  • Author will be doing a national book tour and international book tour: Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino, CA (3-4-17); Milk and Honey, Sebastopol CA (3-10-17); Open Secret Bookstore, San Raphael, CA (3-20-17); Last Word Books, Olympia, WA (4-7-17); Open Secret Bookstore, San Raphael, CA (4-21-17); Copperfield's Books, Santa Rosa, CA (4-22-17); WCISA Conference, San Diego, CA (5-8,9&10-17), North Coast Community Forestery Confernce, Santa Rosa, CA (6-7-17)
  • Author will be hosting a Book Launch Party and Gallery Exhibit on January 15, 2017 at the Occidental Center for the Arts, Occidental, CA
  • Pubicist as of Mar.1 2017 is Kathlene Carney of Carney & 510-426-4100
  • Second Print Run of 2000 copies Aug-Sept. 2017
  • Author will have a booth and book signing at the Bioneers Conference, Marin, CA, Oct.20-22, 2017