English Dawn by Gabriel Hemery

With a busy day of video conference calls ahead during our Covid-enforced lockdown, this morning I rose early to find solace in nature. It was dark when I left the house, but already a song thrush was in full voice. I had a destination in mind to visit with myContinue Reading

Memoirs of a Bonsai, from Tall Trees Short Stories by Gabriel Hemery

I’m pleased to release another tale from my forthcoming book Tall Trees Short Stories Vol.20. Free to download for all my readers, with a new tale released every month during 2020.Continue Reading

Environmental change is impacting Britain’s trees and forests with increasing frequency and severity, caused by human influences and/or natural ecological processes. Somerset owner William Theed replanted with different conifer species when Japanese larch in his woodland was the first in the UK attacked by Phytophthora ramorum. Photo Gabriel Hemery. An important national surveyContinue Reading

“This is a magnificent book which will appeal not only to anybody interested in trees, but also those who appreciate beautiful books. Highly recommended.” Kevin Hutchinson, Irish Forestry (Society of Irish Foresters) December 2014Continue Reading

“Gabriel Hemery’s text is a precise, fascinating, fluent, wide-ranging and hard-headed synthesis: an excellent popular introduction to tree biology and forestry. But the book is more than that . . . Hemery is out to celebrate and inspire passion and love . . .”   “The drawings really are astonishing:Continue Reading

“Gabriel Hemery’s text is a precise, fascinating, fluent, wide-ranging and hard-headed synthesis: an excellent popular introduction to tree biology and forestry. But the book is more than that . . . Hemery is out to celebrate and inspire passion and love . . .”   “The drawings really are astonishing:Continue Reading

I’m looking forward to being interviewed this morning by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on BBC Radio Oxford. I will be talking about forests and the work of the Sylva Foundation — the Oxfordshire-based charity I co-founded five years ago — and The New Sylva which was released in the USContinue Reading

“There can perhaps be no greater tribute to Dr Gabriel Hemery’s The New Sylva than that it manages to inhabit the soul of Evelyn’s original, whilst reinvigorating it, and reshaping his message for our times.”   “Its pages contain not merely descriptions of the appearance of individual species . .Continue Reading

“There can perhaps be no greater tribute to Dr Gabriel Hemery’s The New Sylva than that it manages to inhabit the soul of Evelyn’s original, whilst reinvigorating it, and reshaping his message for our times.”   “Its pages contain not merely descriptions of the appearance of individual species . .Continue Reading