A wondrous seasonal journey through Britain and Ireland's trees.
Uncover the majesty and minutiae of the arboreal world in forest scientist Dr Gabriel Hemery's illustrated month-by-month guide – including tree folklore and traditions, recipes and crafts, key dates, curiosities to spot, notes on wildlife and scientific marvels from the trees that surround us.
From bare branches to budbursts, the first leaves to the first blossom and the great autumn colour change, The Tree Almanac celebrates with joyous detail all that trees give us – whether ancient or urban – and inspires us to reconnect with nature.
Dr Gabriel Hemery is an author, tree photographer, and silvologist (forest scientist). Gabriel writes, lives, and breathes trees. He has published a number of both fiction and non-fiction books, while his tree photography has adorned books and international advertising campaigns. A forest scientist by training, he cofounded Sylva Foundation to help nurture a wood culture.
He has served on a number of boards and committees, including the Woodland Trust's Conservation Advisory Committee, a Forestry Commission Advisory Committee, and the Board for the UK Tree Charter. He currently chairs the Forestry and Climate Change Partnership. Gabriel was a founding trustee of Fund4Trees. He regularly gives technical talks and has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford. Gabriel is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.