I’m offering a free book giveaway this week. I will select at random 10 lucky winners who will receive the ebook version of The Man Who Harvested Trees and Gifted Life before it is published on October 8th.
How the give away works
- Fill in the form below with your details. Don’t worry none of your details will be passed on to anyone else.
- The email address you provide will be the address that I will send the ebook to.
- The file type is .mobi and is only readable on Kindle devices.
- You can then transfer the file to your kindle device. ‘Send to Kindle’ is particularly easy. This includes kindle devices plus kindle apps on iphone, ipad and Macs. To find out more read here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle/email
- When you’ve read the book I would really appreciate a review – ideally on GoodReads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32034146-the-man-who-harvested-trees-and-gifted-life
I’m looking forward to the forthcoming release, on October 8th, of my first short story book.
A remarkable true story sows a seed in a young girl’s mind which grows into a lifelong relationship with a forest and its trees, yet she develops an affinity richer than she could ever have imagined.
The Man Who Harvested Trees And Gifted Life is a sequel to Jean Giono’s much-loved 1954 classic, The Man Who Planted Trees And Grew Happiness, and a compelling short story in its own right.
Written by environmentalist Gabriel Hemery, author of The New Sylva, this modern eco-parable encourages us all to seek a stronger affinity between humanity and the natural world.
I’ve written a short fictional story which has been selected for inclusion in Arboreal: a collection of words from the woods to be published by Little Toller Books in October.
Bringing together the finest, and best-known, names in contemporary writing, the new anthology explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us. A landmark publication, it will appeal widely to many readers.
I wanted to create a different slant on the brief, provided by editor Adrian Cooper, to write about a woodland that means something special to me. My story is set in the future, and looks back to the past. My contribution is titled: Don’t look back – Piles Copse, Dartmoor Forest.
More information (and a preorder form) is available on the Little Toller website
May 27, 2016
Some of the intrepid Fund4Trees London to Paris cycling team received a fantastic early send-off by recently appointed Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, last night. The ride proper starts on the morning of Saturday 28th May. The final destination is the 99th French Mayor’s conference in Paris on Tuesday.
The riders posed with Sadiq Khan on the Wandering Tree mural, part of the Charter for trees, woods and people campaign led by Woodland Trust. We are grateful to Craig Harrison, Forestry Commission, for helping organise the send-off, and to Matt Larsen-Daw for the photographs.
Trustees of Fund4Trees will be cycling 285 miles, from London to Paris, to promote our charitable work. The trustees will be joined by representatives of national tree professional bodies. The goal is to deliver a French translation of Trees and Design Action Group’s (TDAG) latest document Trees in Hard Landscapes, which Fund4Trees supported. The ride…
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May 21, 2016
I’m proud to be a founding trustee of charity Fund4Trees. Its work supports urban tree research and the dissemination of arboricultural best-practice.
At the end of May the trustees of Fund4Trees will be cycling over 200 miles, from London to Paris, to promote the charity’s work. It’s a daunting personal challenge but one I’m looking forward to. Seeing a ‘proper’ cycling jersey was in production finally spurred me into action; I realised my fellow trustees were taking this seriously! Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to fit in training rides totalling up to 100 miles a week around a busy work schedule, with an occasional 50-80 mile ride thrown in for good measure during weekends. I’ve discovered so many new country lanes and stunning views (and steep hills) in the Chilterns.
The ride is not a fundraising activity in itself but we are undertaking the challenge to raise the profile of two regular giving schemes aimed at professional arboriculturists. The schemes are Donate1Job and Donate1Hour. If you work in the industry, please do take a look at these. A regular small donation could make a real difference to our charitable work.
On the ride the trustees will be joined by representatives of national tree professional bodies. We will deliver a French translation of Tree Design Action Group’s (TDAG) latest document Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery to the 99th French Mayors Congress on 31st May. The translation into French was commissioned from TDAG by Val’hor because the organisation was so impressed by the document, which illustrates best practice techniques in regard to trees and the installation of urban infrastructure projects within France and the UK.
I plan to post some pictures and further news about the ride once my legs recover. You can read more about the ride on the Fund4Trees blog.
May 7, 2016
I was delighted to see two of my tree photographs chosen by Chris Boreham Bespoke Woodwork to showcase two of his beautiful picture frames for a forthcoming exhibition.
Made from locally-sourced sustainable timber, the ash frames feature two square pegs at each corner made from black walnut.
Chris chose two images – ‘Winter Solstice Treescape’ and ‘Lime Avenue Sunset’ – from my exhibition, which is entitled Wittenham Treescapes. See more at: www.thetreephotographer.com
Chris Boreham Bespoke Woodwork and The Tree Photographer will be exhibiting at the Sylva Foundation Wood Centre during Oxfordshire Artweeks 2016. Open every day from 14-22 (except 18th when the venue is closed for schools). Why not come along if you’re local: entry is free and there will be lots to see from an amazing variety of talented craftspeople.