Gabriel Hemery
silvologist • author • photographer

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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

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Gabriel Hemery

My Books

Green Gold by Gabriel Hemery

The Man Who Harvested Trees
Arboreal
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

Silvology

Read insights into the latest tree and forestry science (or silvology) from a professional forestry scientist.

And More…

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

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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Devolution, pests & pathogens, Brexit, emerging markets, climate change, societal attitudes . . . these are just some of the momentous factors influencing our trees and woodlands, those who care for them, and those who rely on their products and services. Have your say about what these and other issues mean to you by taking… Read More

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I’ve uploaded a new panorama image to my online shop on Photocrowd. It’s a view over the Usk Valley looking up to the ridge of the Brecon Beacons. I find myself getting easily lost in this image, which really comes alive when seen full size (available up to 72″ across). I love the patchwork of… Read More

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“Seek out gaps, as these offer opportunities for creativity”, said Hilary Mantel in her BBC Reith Lecture. I recognise this as the element which drew me towards my first biographical fiction novel. I hope botanists don’t rattle their vasculums, nor prospectors clatter their pans, in protest at my own version of history when they get their hands on GREEN GOLD.

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Botanical art has long-played a fundamentally important role in plant science. It seems fitting, given the Victorian era of my recent book GREEN GOLD, that I’m teaming up with a very talented botanical artist.

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Testomonials

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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