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

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

The New Sylva by Bloomsbury Publishing
The New Sylva
 
Arboreal

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 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

I’m pleased to release another tale from my forthcoming book Tall Trees Short Stories Vol.20. Free to download for all my readers, with a new tale released every month during 2020.

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I’m pleased to release a short promo film for my forthcoming collection of short stories. Tall Trees Short Stories is a collection of 25 extraordinary tales exploring the natural world and our relationship with it, written by environmentalist and celebrated tree author Gabriel Hemery. Publishing 30th June as an ebook and paperback, and available from… Read More

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Regular readers will know that I support the ethical search engine Ecosia, which plants trees around the world, using funding raised by people using its alternative offering to some of the better known search providers. This Thursday, 23rd January, all Ecosia searches will help plant trees in Australia. It will use 100% of its profits to help… Read More

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On Thursday 16 April 2020, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Sir David Attenborough’s remarkable new film is to be premiered around the world – David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.

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I am looking for readers willing to review my next book. Reviewers should be prepared to write a fair and balanced review, and to post this on a book platform such as . . .

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I was inspired to write the poem You People after following a one-sided vitriolic ‘debate’ on Twitter last year.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

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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