Trees have always felt like friends to me. As a child I climbed them, read books high in their branches and even hid in them. I believe that trees protect the world - and current science says that forests create rain, allow water to enter the soil and stop erosion, sequester carbon, and of course, provide habitat for many thousands of species of plants and animals. And now we know that they communicate among themselves, largely via fungal networks, and they even share resources. Sydney has magnificant trees, and their forms and light patterns have been my on-going theme. Some of these are "Tree Portraits" based on particular trees.