one million reads

I realise this won’t mean much to others, but it means a lot to me … the number of reads of my blog has now passed one million reads.Continue Reading

Woodland Heritage

I have received the astounding news that I have been honoured by Woodland Heritage to receive the Peter Savill Award jointly with Professor Julian Evans, for making a significant contribution to the British Forest Industry.Continue Reading

Peter Savill. Photo by Gabriel Hemery

At the end of last month, my lifetime professional colleague and friend Dr Peter Savill sadly passed away. I had the great privilege of collaborating widely with Peter from the very beginning of my career in forestry. He was a true gentleman, humble and generous in equal measure, and will be sadly missed.Continue Reading

Scottish Forestry journal Spring2019

I was delighted to have my article about the life of Scottish plant hunter John Jeffrey, and my recently published fictional biography entitled Green Gold, featured in the Spring/Summer edition of Scottish Forestry, the journal of the Royal Scottish Forestry Society. The article highlights the life of Scotsman John Jeffrey,Continue Reading

CYCLE300

At the start of the month I announced I was undertaking a fundraising challenge. I’ve since raised £330 and cycled 393 miles during September. Continue Reading

Gabriel Hemery cycling

I’m fundraising money to support Cancer Research by cycling at least 300 miles in September.  Usually I ride my bike to fundraise for Fund4Trees (I’m a trustee of the small arboricultural charity), but our next event is some way away. Like so many people, I have experienced the pain and worryContinue Reading

In January this year I wrote about the 800th year anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, in the form of the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People – read my earlier post. The launch of the new Charter is now just one week away, taking place in Lincoln CastleContinue Reading