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About me

My name is Gabriel Hemery. I’m a published author and keen amateur photographer. By profession I’m a silvologist (forest scientist). I live near Oxford in the UK where I’m Chief Executive of Sylva Foundation; a charity I co-founded in 2009. Read my Biography

Gabriel Hemery
Gabriel Hemery

Books

GREEN GOLD: the lost journals of John Jeffrey

The Man Who Harvested Trees
Arboreal
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

Silvology

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

silvology definitions

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Delve into my blog to discover ideas and opinions related to trees and forestry; ranging from art and history, silviculture and wood technology, and environmentalism. Just occasionally I may mention one of my books too . . .

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I’ve just released GREEN GOLD newsletter No.11, with news and features connected with the creation of my latest book GREEN GOLD: the lost journals of John Jeffrey. It’s now a little over a year since publisher Unbound launched the GREEN GOLD fundraising campaign, and I’m pleased to report that it’s now two-thirds funded. Also in… Read More

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Silvology: redefining the biological science for the study of forests With co-author Jens Peter Skovsgaard I propose a formal definition for a term that describes the scientific study of forests and woods: silvology.   In contrast to other disciplines no terminology has developed to distinguish the practice of silviculture from its scientific counterpart. For example,… Read More

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Apparently, The New Sylva has almost sold out! That means the second print run, and 10,000 copies in total, have left the shelves. But don’t despair, more are being printed as I write.    

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I’m really pleased to be taking part in the Evelyn200 project by giving a talk on 5th June at Deptford, London. Evelyn200 is a project to plant 200 trees in the Evelyn ward in Lewisham, and to celebrate 200 years since the publication of John Evelyn’s diaries. Evelyn wrote about trees, pollution, the built environment,… Read More

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In this issue of my irregular Green Gold newsletter, an announcement of a unique literary evening in May, a short book extract, more stunning botanical art including a new Subscriber offer of a limited edition print, and a short extract from the book. Here’s a few highlights. WoodWords literary evening – 24th May I will… Read More

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This week Sylva Foundation published the long-awaited report for the British Woodlands Survey 2017: Shaping the Future of Forestry. It’s been a labour of love working alongside my fellow authors. We were victims of our own success in attracting such a fantastic response from so many people across Britain: 1,630 stakeholders took part, representing one-fifth… Read More

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Testimonials

Testimonials

People, this is worth supporting. wrote , which is brilliant. You could be a patron of this fictional biographical novel. It’ll be great, or I’ll eat my hat.

@jondrori – about Green Gold via Twitter – 3 December 2017

A testamonial forThe New Sylva on Twitter, March 2017

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

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