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Featured in Books of the Year list by Mail on Sunday

December 1, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

Originally posted on The New Sylva:

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

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.

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Interview with Will Gompertz on BBC Radio

October 26, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

I’m looking forward to being interviewed this morning by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on BBC Radio Oxford. I will be talking about forests and the work of the Sylva Foundation — the Oxfordshire-based charity I co-founded five years ago — and The New Sylva which was released in the US this week.

Will’s programme starts at 0900, and I will be on between 1000-1030.

You can listen to the programme on the BBC website for one week (listen from 1:08)

 

Maple Massacre

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Maple Massacre - a repeatedly-flailed field maple (Acer campestre) in an English hedgerow. Lumix GX7, 25mm, f1.4, 1/1000sec, ISO125, -0.7step, tripod.
Maple Massacre - a repeatedly-flailed field maple (Acer campestre) in an English hedgerow. Lumix GX7, 25mm, f1.4, 1/1000sec, ISO125, -0.7step, tripod.

Maple Massacre – a repeatedly-flailed field maple (Acer campestre) in an English hedgerow. Lumix GX7, 25mm, f1.4, 1/1000sec, ISO125, -0.7step, tripod.

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

Crowdsourcing questions for global project

July 16, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

Gabriel Hemery - one question for T20Q

Gabriel Hemery – one of my questions submitted to T20Q – have you submitted yours?

I am currently working on a global crowdsourcing project T20Q, which stands for Top 20 Questions for Forestry and Landscapes. T20Q encourages the forestry community to pose what they consider to be the key questions that should guide research and policy.

If you work in forestry, or have an interest as a business professional, student or retired individual, the project team are keen to hear from you. So far over 1000 questions have been received from more than 70 countries. Why not have your say? Visit the T20Q website.

I was interviewed recently by journalist Julie Mollins. Read the interview on the Global Landscapes Forum


T20Q is a project run by multiple partners. The website is hosted by the Sylva Foundation at: http://forestryevidence.com/t20q/

Time to prune your walnut trees

July 15, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

walnut wound early occlusion

walnut wound occlusion following pruning in July the year before

Remember to prune your walnut trees at this time of year. Traditionally walnut trees are best pruned on or around St. Swithin’s day. Read more

For more about growing walnuts for fruit production – see here

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Wood and Trees – War and Remembrance

July 1, 2014

Gabriel Hemery

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Wood and Trees: War and Remembrance

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Wood and Trees: War and Remembrance

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

 

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