“. . . an authoritative, up-to-date survey of modern forestry practice, set picturesquely . . .  among quotations and decorations from the first such book to be written in England.”   “There is a brief accountant of tree biology, then a long series of chapters on all the main BritishContinue Reading

“This amazing work is a celebration of John Evelyn and is not just a pretty book, but a reference work captured and packed with useful information by Gabriel Hemery that will be used by many horticulturists and arboriculturists.” “The text is very easy to read and makes compulsive reading, butContinue Reading

“[a] beautifully produced book that can be enjoyed on several levels. I suspect that most readers will start with Sarah Simblet’s exquisite drawings that grace almost every spread and, with their detailed captions, capture the character of individual trees and convey botanical details with enviable skill.” “The text is aContinue Reading

“[a] beautifully produced book that can be enjoyed on several levels. I suspect that most readers will start with Sarah Simblet’s exquisite drawings that grace almost every spread and, with their detailed captions, capture the character of individual trees and convey botanical details with enviable skill.” “The text is aContinue Reading

“Hemery’s eminently readable text and Simblet’s brilliant drawings show why we should love and respect the world’s trees, and how deep is our debt to them.” Colin Tudge for The Ecologist, 30th May 2014 Read the full reviewContinue Reading

“The New Sylva is a fine-looking book, carefully designed, beautifully illustrated and written with intelligence and charm. It is impossible to do justice to the range and breadth of research in this short review, but suffice to say that this thought-provoking book will be both useful and absorbing to forestersContinue Reading

“The New Sylva is a fine-looking book, carefully designed, beautifully illustrated and written with intelligence and charm. It is impossible to do justice to the range and breadth of research in this short review, but suffice to say that this thought-provoking book will be both useful and absorbing to forestersContinue Reading

Walnut forest in Kyrgyzstan

Our media is awash with reviews of 2011 and so it seemed fitting to add my own forestry year, as 2011 was a truly eventful time for trees and forestry. It was the year that forestry came of age in modern society. Forestry in 2011 was elevated to international prominenceContinue Reading