silvologist • author • photographer

celebrating the wonders of trees, forests and wood

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My name is Gabriel Hemery, and this is 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 (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

My Books

Green Gold: the lost journals of John Jeffrey

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 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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First the manuscript is written, then a publishing offer negotiated and contract signed, fundraising started, fundraising successfully completed, then work started again on the manuscript with a first edit then second edit, followed by copyediting . . . it’s a long process writing a book! In fact, since completing the manuscript of Green Gold, it’s… Read More

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I’ve made a short film showing some of my tree and environmental photos under my image brand  The Tree Photographer.  I hope you enjoy the film. Comments welcome!

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I had been wondering how best to celebrate the forthcoming publication of my novel about the plant hunter John Jeffrey. Imagine my surprise when the Victorian explorer himself took to Twitter this week!

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A new website has been launched by the Forestry Commission, in readiness for an exciting programme of activities planned to celebrate the centenary in 2019. It’s well worth checking out the attractive looking site, with features including writers, film, online explorations, and a sign-up page to keep up-to-date with developments.

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At the start of the month I announced I was undertaking a fundraising challenge. I’ve since raised £330 and cycled 393 miles during September.

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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

Gabriel Hemery on Amazon

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