silvologist • author • photographer

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 (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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Latest Updates

My latest book Green Gold was published on 18th April, and it’s been interesting seeing the first reviews. This week I’m looking forward to a number of promotional activities in Scotland.

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Today was an exciting day, which at one time seemed so far away. Advance copies of my first full novel arrived fresh from the printers Clay Ltd. Published by Unbound, Green Gold: The Epic True Story of Victorian Plant Hunter John Jeffrey is available officially from 18th April. Advance copies are available from all book… Read More

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The Art of Taxidermy is an evocative, effervescent and eviscerating short story, following the journey of a plucky young girl who confronts grief and sexism head on.

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I’m grateful to Living Woods magazine for featuring an article about my forthcoming novel Green Gold.

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The Little Book of Trees – a delightful and beautifully-produced little book, crammed with interesting facts, helpful identification guides, and stunning photographs.

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Join author Gabriel Hemery introducing his new biographical novel Green Gold telling the story of intrepid plant hunter John Jeffrey. Talk, Q&A, and Book signing.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

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).

A testimonial for The 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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