author • photographer • silvologist

celebrating the wonders of trees, forests and wood

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About Gabriel Hemery

Welcome to my personal website celebrating the wonders of trees, forests, and wood. I’m a published author, and keen 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, an environmental charity I co-founded in 2009. Read my Biography.

Gabriel Hemery
Gabriel Hemery

My Books

Tall Trees Short Stories

Green Gold: The Epic True Story of Victorian Plant Hunter John Jeffrey

The New Sylva by Bloomsbury Publishing
The New SylvaArboreal

Tree Photography

Share in my passion for the silvan world through my tree photography.

The Tree Photographer
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 about trees and forestry; ranging from art and history, silviculture and wood technology, to global environmentalism. I also provide readers with news about my writing, including unique insights into my book projects, plus early-bird discounts, and free book giveaways. I also offer a monthly newsletter – subscribe here.

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Regular readers will know that I have committed to writing and sharing with them a free short story every month for 12 months. I can’t believe that I’m already three-quarters towards my target. This month I’m giving away a new story called Quercus. At some 9,000 words in length, it is technically more of a… Read More

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Publication day and some early reviews of Tall Trees Short Stories: “wonderful … amusing … quirky … serious … cry … smile … enthralling …

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A short trailer for Tall Trees Short Stories with a surprise cameo from a creature of the night.

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When is a forest not a Forest, and a wood not a copse but a spinney? I’ve put together a list of collective nouns for trees.

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With just a little over one week until Tall Trees Short Stories is published on 30th June, here’s a short film trailer.

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Farmers, foresters and land managers, experts and environmental organisations, and members of the public are invited by government to give their views on the future creation and management of our trees, woodlands and forests in England.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Tall Trees Short Stories

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A wonderful book that explores the natural world, the cycle of life and our relationship with trees and wildlife.

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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