[Talk-GB] When is a hedge a wood?

Tim Waters chippy2005 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 22:24:39 UTC 2018

At first look I thought this was a once-hedge, a hedge that's been left to
itself. But each tree is equally spaced, looks the same age, doesn't seem
pollarded or coppiced as what you might expect a tree in a hedge to be, and
so I don't think that's the case now.  So to my mind now, it's a fence,
with individual mappable trees.

A hedge implies a barrier of kinds.

On 26 August 2018 at 20:35, Martin Wynne <martin at templot.com> wrote:

> Rural boundaries can be extraordinarily difficult to map. For example, is
> this:
>  https://goo.gl/maps/FtjMZiwNj542
> a) a fence,
> b) a hedge,
> c) a very narrow wood,
> d) all three at the same time?
> Is the area in front of it
> a) grass,
> b) highway,
> c) both?
> (Not mapping from Google, I walked along there recently.)
> Often a wood adjoins an open area such as a water meadow. If there is a
> fence between them, the boundary is clear, even if the wood canopy overlaps
> into the meadow. If there isn't a fence, where do you put the boundary? The
> edge of the canopy? The line of tree trunks? Some imaginary line between
> the two?
> Some trees are very large and their branches can extend a significant
> distance - across a river for example.
> Thanks.
> Martin.
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