Gabriel Hemery
silvologist • author • photographer


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

My Books

Green Gold by Gabriel Hemery

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 tree and forestry science (or silvology) from a professional 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 posts

I’ll be talking about my latest book-in-progress GREEN GOLD at Oxford Blackwells on Friday 13th October. Tickets £5.

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Great to see one of my photographs selected for the cover of the August issue of Confor’s Forestry & Timber News. Very grateful also to Confor for dedicating a page to promote the crowd-funding campaign in support of my latest book Green Gold.

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” . . . he says the only satisfaction you can get out of a fellow of that kind is to come out here and shoot him through the navel with a Mississippi Yangur, nobody will say anything to you; or if there is an investigation it will be brought in justifiable homicide.” So wrote… Read More

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The Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) was discovered by Scottish plant hunter John Jeffrey in northern California in 1852. Jeffrey is the protagonist in my latest book GREEN GOLD.

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John Jeffrey , the plant hunter whose story is featured in GREEN GOLD, was first overseen by The Association for the promotion of arboriculture and horticulture of Scotland hosted by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It was later renamed the Oregon Botanical Society so it seems fitting that the NPSO is so supportive of the book.

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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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