author • photographer • silvologist

celebrating the wonders of trees, forests and wood

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About me

My name is Gabriel Hemery, and welcome to my personal website celebrating the wonders of trees, forests, and wood. I’m a published author, and keen amateur 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

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

The New Sylva by Bloomsbury Publishing
The New Sylva

Tree Photography

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

The Tree Photographer - tree and forest images by Gabriel Hemery
The Tree Photographer


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

And More…

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

A chance meeting with a radio broadcasting team provided an opportunity to talk about books, trees, astronomy, heaven and earth.

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Last week I was invited by His Highness Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, to provide an address at a dinner marking the opening of the 2019 Frankfurt Bookfair.

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Trees of the Planet has gone live on Kickstarter. Find out more about the project, how you can support it, and get your copy of the stunning art book.

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Last week, I visited Glen Finglas. It was my first visit and I was taken aback by the beauty of this area in The Trossachs National Park in the Highlands of Scotland.

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Trees of the Planet launches on 14th October. Find out how to support the project, and choose which copy of this beautiful book you would like to receive.

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Recently I contributed to an article about the dark web which lurks beneath the woodland floor, namely its fungi.

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Green Gold

The book is a semi-fictional recounting of the adventures of a real person. While holding fast to the known facts, it adds highly plausible augmentation. The result is a masterly told story of a noble quest against fearsome challenges by a youthful hero of modest roots and demeanour.

Michael Layland, The Ormsby Review, #613, September 2019

Green Gold

Hemery uses . . . factual details and meticulous research to weave the fictional story of the expedition through diary entries. The overall effect is a captivating story of adventure in very different times to our own.

Bella Jones, 5th May 2019

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).

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