author • photographer • silvologist

celebrating the wonders of trees, forests and wood

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About me

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, or 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 Epic True Story of Victorian Plant Hunter 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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Green Gold has attracted good reviews from readers on various book reviewing platforms. Before they become buried in their busy book reviewing archives, I have selected a few choice quotes to share.

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I’ve finally got round to ready Fiona Stafford’s The Brief Life of Flowers, and what a wonderful read it is. Its elegant, beguiling and scented prose, brings the wonder of plants alive.

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A short film featuring an extract from the launch of GREEN GOLD at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on 26th April.

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I was delighted to have my article about the life of Scottish plant hunter John Jeffrey, and my recently published fictional biography entitled Green Gold, featured in the Spring/Summer edition of Scottish Forestry, the journal of the Royal Scottish Forestry Society. The article highlights the life of Scotsman John Jeffrey, his employment by the Royal… Read More

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Given the massive media interest in the paper I co-authored which published last week in Current Biology — 280 news channels, magazines, and newspapers, and counting— it was easy to overlook that the journal selected one of my tree photographs for the cover of the issue.

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Today, the media picked up on the importance of the scientific paper which I revealed yesterday, which calculates the economic cost of ash dieback in Britain to total £15 billion.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

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).

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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