Dr. Gabriel E. Hemery     BSc Wales, DPhil Oxf, CEnv, MIEEM, FICFor

Chartered Forester  ~  Chartered Environmentalist

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Dr Gabriel Hemery is a silvologist (forest scientist), author and tree photographer.

Gabriel Hemery
Gabriel Hemery, 2014

He co-founded the Sylva Foundation in 2009, and has since led the charity as its Chief Executive. Gabriel is also a founding trustee of Fund4Trees.

Gabriel writes a top-ranking forestry blog www.GabrielHemery.com. His first and award-winning book, The New Sylva, was published by Bloomsbury in 2014, since followed by a biographical novel Green Gold – see books. He is a keen amateur photographer of trees and forests, which he features in a dedicated website at The Tree Photographer.

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Gabriel has written more than 80 technical articles, cited in more than 700 articles by other scientists. He has worked widely in collaborative science programmes, ranging from genetic tree improvement to silvo-poultry research. In the 1990s, he created a centre dedicated to hardwood research at Paradise Wood in Oxfordshire, planting many tens of thousands of trees.

Gabriel played a key role in Our Forests, working with six other leading environmental campaigners, to save England’s public forests from government disposal during 2010-11.

He has served on several boards and committees, including the Woodland Trust’s Conservation Advisory Committee, a Forestry Commission Advisory Committee, and the Board for the UK Tree Charter. He regularly gives technical talks and is a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford.

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