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 several other 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 and 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, and a Forestry Commission Advisory Committee. He regularly gives technical talks and is a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford.

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