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
The New SylvaArboreal

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).

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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A new paper published this month demonstrates a clear relationship between the prevailing worldviews of land owners and their distrust in policy, in their willingness to adopt practices that will help adaptation to environmental change.

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Slightly foxed . . .

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Leaf devils have been spotted playing with their children in the forest . . .

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The publication of my latest book Tall Trees Short Stories has been supported in part by two companies which have generously sponsored a tale within the book. The first of these that I can publicly acknowledge is

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A major partnership has been announced between local nature, and author Gabriel Hemery. The new partnership follows a period of unprecedented concern among wild creatures of every domain about the recent downturn in human activity.

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Are you a Musketeer, Team Player, Funambulist, Existentialist or Realist? Discover your own ECOTYPE and find out how you compare to others in this exciting new measure of environmental citizenship.

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Green Gold

. . . 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

“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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