Gabriel Hemery
silvologist • author • photographer

Welcome to my silvological blog: celebrating the wonders of trees, forests and woods.

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Overview

My name is Gabriel Hemery. I’m a published author and keen amateur photographer. By profession I’m a silvologist (forest scientist).

My blog features:

insights into the latest tree and forestry science (silvology)

opinion about current tree and woodland issues

◍ news about my writing and latest books

◍ an eye on the silvan world through my tree photography

I live near Oxford in the UK where I’m Chief Executive of Sylva Foundation; a charity I co-founded in 2009. If you’re interested in finding out more about me, read my Biography

My Books

My blog features:

insights into the latest tree and forestry science (silvology)

opinion about current tree and woodland issues

◍ news about my writing and latest books

◍ an eye on the silvan world through my tree photography

I live near Oxford in the UK where I’m Chief Executive of Sylva Foundation; a charity I co-founded in 2009. If you’re interested in finding out more about me, read my Biography

My Books

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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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Some of my walnut photographs, captured during expeditions to Kyrgyzstan, have been selected to feature in an article this month in AramcoWorld.

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My short story The Man Who Harvested Trees and Gifted Life is now available as a paperback from Amazon.

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Testomonials

A testamonial forThe New Sylva on Twitter, March 2017
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