author • photographer • silvologist

celebrating the wonders of trees, forests and wood

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About Gabriel Hemery

Welcome to my personal website celebrating the wonders of trees, forests, and wood. I’m a published author, and keen photographer focusing on trees. By profession I’m a silvologist, or forest scientist. I live near Oxford in the UK where I’m Chief Executive of Sylva Foundation, an environmental charity I co-founded in 2009. Read my Biography.

Gabriel Hemery
Gabriel Hemery

My Books

Tall Trees Short Stories

Green Gold: The Epic True Story of Victorian Plant Hunter John Jeffrey

The New Sylva by Bloomsbury Publishing

Tree Photography

Share in my passion for the silvan world through my tree photography.

The Tree Photographer
The Tree Photographer


Read insights into the latest news concerning silvology (study of forests) from a professional silvologist (forestry scientist).

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Delve into my blog to discover ideas and opinions about trees and forestry; ranging from art and history, silviculture and wood technology, to global environmentalism. I also provide readers with news about my writing, including unique insights into my book projects, plus early-bird discounts, and free book giveaways. I also offer a monthly newsletter – subscribe here.


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Latest Updates

Over the last year I’ve been collaborating with luxury skincare brand Temple Spa which commissioned me to take a series of photographs for its new seasonal collection.

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‘overflowing with literary invention, scientific detail and philosophy’ Living Woods Magazine

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I’m excited to reveal that the audiobook of Tall Trees Short Stories Vol20 is now available to purchase and enjoy without even opening your eyes.

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My next work of non-fiction is a guide to every one of Britain’s forests, woods and copses. It’s a mammoth undertaking – can you help?

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Regular readers will know that I have committed to writing and sharing with them a free short story every month for 12 months. I can’t believe that I’m already three-quarters towards my target. This month I’m giving away a new story called Quercus. At some 9,000 words in length, it is technically more of a… Read More

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Publication day and some early reviews of Tall Trees Short Stories: “wonderful … amusing … quirky … serious … cry … smile … enthralling …

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Tall Trees Short Stories

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A wonderful book that explores the natural world, the cycle of life and our relationship with trees and wildlife.

Green Gold

“beguiling . . . fascinating”

The Daily Mail, 3rd May 2019

Green Gold

a wonderful book!  . . . a really remarkable combination of research, detective work, botanical expertise and imaginative writing.” 

Fiona Stafford, Professor of English at Oxford University, and author: The Long, Long Life of Trees (2017), and The Brief Life of Flowers (2018).

The New Sylva

Gabriel Hemery’s text is a precise, fascinating, fluent, wide-ranging and hard-headed synthesis: an excellent popular introduction to tree biology and forestry. But the book is more than that . . . Hemery is out to celebrate and inspire passion and love . . . Read more

‘Trees of Enchantment’ – by Caspar Henderson, Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine

Gabriel Hemery on Amazon

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