Gabriel Hemery
silvologist • author • photographer

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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

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Gabriel Hemery

My Books

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 tree and forestry science (or silvology) from a professional forestry scientist.

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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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Latest posts

I am delighted to be invited to take part in a fascinating event on 16th May in London where the audience will bring deep-rooted personal questions and thorny problems to be deliberated and fathomed via the wisdom of the woods. Tickets are now available.

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There are 60 or more trees in Britain that are native, meaning tree species, subspecies or hybrids that have established themselves without the hand of man. Yet only 35 are widespread meaning that the palette is actually quite limited, particularly when the full range of benefits from woodlands are considered, together with threats from environmental change.

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Add your voice by signing the Tree Charter. The Charter for Trees, Woods and People will be launched in November 2017 and marks the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest signed by Henry III in 1217.

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For my short story in Arboreal (Little Toller Books, 2016) I decided to write from the perspective of an old man looking back on the transformation of Dartmoor due to the withdrawal of farming subsidies and application of visionary environmental policies. I drew a couple of sketches that didn’t make it into the book.

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All human beings should plant one tree for every year that they live on earth. If we did so, what might we achieve?

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I’ve recently co-authored this scientific paper which reveals the history of common walnut in Europe. Abstract Common walnut (Juglans regia L) is an economically important species cultivated worldwide for its high-quality wood and nuts. It is generally accepted that after the last glaciation J. regia survived and grew in almost completely isolated stands in Asia, and… Read More

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Testomonials

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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