Posts from the ‘feature’ Category
November 3, 2015
The Winter lecture series at the Architectural Association’s Woodland Campus at Hooke Park, has been announced.
I am pleased to be part of the line up this year. I will be talking about woodland culture and the making of The New Sylva on Wednesday 2nd December.
January 3, 2015
Authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet are delighted to announce that they will be giving a public talk about The New Sylva at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on 29th January.
We will talk about the making of The New Sylva and the importance of trees to society and the environment.
Books will be available to purchase, signed by the authors.
The New Sylva
December 1, 2014
The New Sylva features in TopBooks of the Year by the Mail on Sunday.
Books of the Year 2014 – Mail on Sunday – 30th November 2014. Photo: Mail on Sunday.
The New Sylva – A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the 21st Century by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet (Bloomsbury). An unparalleled understanding of our trees, updating John Evelyn’s 17th-century Sylva, the first comprehensive study.
I’ve been waiting patiently for the leaves on this field maple to fall after it was flailed again this Summer. The repeated flailing of this hedgerow maple has resulted a fantastic yet sorry form that only shows the resilience of trees to human hand.
See more of my tree photos on www.theTreePhotographer.com
July 1, 2014
I recently joined Paul Gough and Gail Ritchie to discuss, with presenter Samira Ahmed, the meaning of trees and wood in war and peacetime for BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking.
Discussions ranged from Paul Nash’s paintings of blasted tree stumps in the first world war and the army’s amazing periscope trees, to today’s commemorative planting initiatives. James Taylor from the Imperial War Museum also shared some fascinating insights into the role of wood in the Great War.
The programme is broadcast today at 22:00 or you can catch up afterwards via the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking web page