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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

Gabriel Hemery
Gabriel Hemery

Books

GREEN GOLD: the lost journals of John Jeffrey

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 silvology (study of forests) news 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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To celebrate the lives of plant hunters, like John Jeffrey, here I share some of my favourite books on botany, botanical exploration, and the often extraordinary lives of the plant hunter. Think more Indiana Jones than shy retiring pansies, as these men and women travelled the world in search of plants, valuable for their beauty, medicines, timber, smell, and any number of other benefits.

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I am delighted to report that crowdfunding with Unbound to support the publication of Green Gold: The lost journals of John Jeffrey is now 100% complete.

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I’m fundraising money to support Cancer Research by cycling at least 300 miles in September.  Usually I ride my bike to fundraise for Fund4Trees (I’m a trustee of the small arboricultural charity), but our next event is some way away. Like so many people, I have experienced the pain and worry when a family member is… Read More

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My green treescape version of Japanese woodcut artist Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous art work, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. I call it The Great Wave off Brightwell. From the top of Castle Hill, the Iron Age fort at the Wittenham Clumps , you can see Dorchester Abbey nestled among trees and houses near the River Thame. Heading… Read More

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This week I was pleased to give a talk at WoodWords 2018, run by Sylva Foundation, about my latest book-in-the-making Green Gold: the Lost Journals of John Jeffrey. I’ve uploaded a recording of the talk which you can listen to here (13m39s). Here are some relevant images to enjoy while you listen.

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After selling out two print runs, The New Sylva, is now back in stock.  The waiting list looks like it’s currently 2-4 weeks from Amazon, but Sylva Foundation now has stock in its online shop with the advantage that I sign these copies and profits go to the charity. Sadly,  due to a smaller print run for this… Read More

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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

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