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

The Ride for Research sponsored cycle ride, in aid of research into oak disease, is one week away today. I’m looking forward to tackling 15 miles of London’s streets with 29 other riders on 23rd March, visiting three schools along the way to plant trees with children.  I will beContinue Reading

On Thursday, to coincide with the Government’s abandonment of plans to sell or lease England’s publicly owned forests, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) announced an essay writing competition in The Independent newspaper. The title of the essay is “The future of England’s forests”  and FFI are keen to hear theContinue Reading

So far I have been promised £170 in sponsorship funding for the Ride for Research event on 23rd March – thank you to everyone who has supported me. Can you help me raise more for oak disease research?  Read moreContinue Reading

Earlier today on Prime Minister’s Question Time, David Cameron was asked by Labour Leader Ed Miliband about his views on the public forest sale. Ed Miliband asked if the PM was happy about his “flagship policy on forestry”. Amidst laughs, Mr Cameron replied that the short answer was “no” addingContinue Reading

A filmed interview for a BBC TV Newsnight programme – part of a featured debate on the Government’s plans to dispose of the public forest estate in England. Listen to my full interview.Continue Reading

The BBC Newsnight programme featuring the public forest estate has been postponed. It is likely to be broadcast on Monday 24th and certainly before Thursday. Gabriel HemeryContinue Reading

There will be a film broadcast, on the BBC2 Newsnight programme, about the proposed sale of the public forest estate in England.  The film will feature a range of interviews from different stakeholders, including myself, prior to a studio debate. Update … the film was broadcast on Wednesday 26th January. Continue Reading