silvologist • author • photographer

celebrating the wonders of trees, forests and wood



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


GREEN GOLD: the lost journals of John Jeffrey

The Man Who Harvested Trees
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


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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Latest Updates

In this issue of my irregular Green Gold newsletter, an announcement of a unique literary evening in May, a short book extract, more stunning botanical art including a new Subscriber offer of a limited edition print, and a short extract from the book. Here’s a few highlights. WoodWords literary evening – 24th May I will… Read More

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This week Sylva Foundation published the long-awaited report for the British Woodlands Survey 2017: Shaping the Future of Forestry. It’s been a labour of love working alongside my fellow authors. We were victims of our own success in attracting such a fantastic response from so many people across Britain: 1,630 stakeholders took part, representing one-fifth… Read More

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A new Green Gold subscriber reward  has been released: a special, limited edition, botanical print of the Jeffrey Pine. Thanks to a collaboration with botanical artist Nicola Macartney, with links to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, we are able to offer 100 readers the chance to own a print of Nicola’s latest work, depicting the Jeffrey… Read More

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Save 20% on my 2018 calendar, The Beauty of Trees. Thirteen (12+cover) beautiful images of trees, woods and wood by Gabriel Hemery in a unique calendar for 2018. Large A3 format measures 28x37cm (11″x14.5″). Free delivery (UK only). Previously £19.99, now only £15.99. Now visit Shop to review and place your order. Thank you.

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2017 has been a year with rich foraging for those with an interest in tree and nature books. In my shortlist, titles include The Lost Words, The Hidden Life of Trees, Oak and Ash and Thorn, and many more beautiful and inspiring books besides. Please note, this post contains affiliate links, which means that if… Read More

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The Small Woodland Owners’ Group — or SWOG — has released its December newsletter. If you are already a woodland owner, or looking to buy your own small woodland, I recommend you take a look at what this group offers. The group is sponsored by the company, so it’s able to offer free support and… Read More

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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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