High up in a Dartmoor valley, at the upper limit of tree life, I discovered these two rowan trees clinging to the granite clitter (the debris below a tor). They were among a group of scattered rowan trees growing in one of my favourite places, known as Tavy Cleave. IContinue Reading

The authors have started detailing the contents of The New Sylva. An important part of this work is presenting initial ideas for layout; both of the text and the illustrations. The New Sylva will be lavishly illustrated with over 100 stunning pen and ink drawings made by Sarah Simblet especiallyContinue Reading

Sylva Foundation

Tree and forestry charity, the Sylva Foundation, has appointed Sarah Simblet as Artist in Residence. The two year appointment for co-author and artist Sarah Simblet will support the production of the majority of drawings for The New Sylva. The Sylva Foundation will be supporting the book launch in 2014 withContinue Reading

We are delighted to announce that a book deal with major publisher Bloomsbury has been secured by authors Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet to write The New Sylva. The New Sylva aims to be a seminal book about trees and forestry for the 21st Century. The book will be publishedContinue Reading