I recently wrote about a short film that I’d made on behalf of the Sylva Foundation for the Forgotten Forests project, run by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). I have been asked whether I could provide the full transcript.  I am pleased to offer it below. Watch the film Britain’sContinue Reading

The £5,500 raised by 22 cyclists earlier this year in aid of funding research into Acute Oak Decline is being put to good use by scientists at Forest Research.  Organiser Russell Ball has received a letter from Forest Research’s Chief Executive: I am writing to acknowledge receipt and thank youContinue Reading

The Our Forests ginger group met for the second time in London earlier today. We are planning a number of interventions over the coming months in response to the Government’s review of forestry policy and the public forest estate in England.  Read more Following a very fruitful meeting, we posedContinue Reading

Today sees the launch of a new ‘ginger group’ – Our Forests – with the aim of ensuring a People’s Vision for the Future of England’s Woods and ForestsContinue Reading

Thanks to the amazing tools from Google Translate, I now offer built-in automatic translation of www.GabrielHemery.com in no less than 37 languages; from Albanian to Welsh.  I hope that this broadens the international readership of my blog by appealing to more non-native English speakers.  If I’ve missed a language pleaseContinue Reading

My 32 mile cycling adventure through London in March with 22 other Ride for Research riders, in aid of raising funds to support research into acute oak decline disease, accumulated a total of £5,500.  A cheque was presented recently to scientists from Forest Research. Russell Ball’s personal account of organising theContinue Reading

I don’t intend to make a habit of being introspective but I’ve completed my first year of tree blogging and now seemed a good opportunity to celebrate. I’ve written more than 100 posts and just passed receiving my 10,000th page view. Topics I’ve featured, celebrating all things sylvan, have rangedContinue Reading

There are now 18 million blogs hosted like mine by WordPress.com.  Globally about  750,000 page views a day are now made by iPad visitors.  I’ve made the most of some great new features provided by WordPress that exploit the functionality of the iPad.  Let me know if you have viewedContinue Reading

I took part in the inaugural Ride for Research today; cycling 25 miles around London’s streets, visiting three schools along the way to plant trees with children and to raise money for tree research. We visited three London schools en route: two primary schools at Harrow and Islington, and aContinue Reading