Hedge or row of trees?

Hedge or row of trees?

Postby EJT » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:11 pm

When is it a hedge a hedge or row of trees? Is there a set down distance between trees before it becomes a hedge? What about the diametre of the trunk?

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Postby Cytania » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:26 pm

In order for a row of trees to become a hedge their foliage must intermesh. High hedges likes for this interlocking to be above 2 metres since a row of trees with meeting lower branches forms a 'sawtooth' (remember those Xmas tree paper chains of childhood?) can that can hardly be considered to block light.
They cut down all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum and charged all the people just to see 'em
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Postby nigelrb » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:22 am

Hi. This really is a loopy one.

The actual legislation is enacted in the Anti-social Behaviour Actt 2003 at Part 8. Section 66 offers the legal interpretation

66 High hedges

(1) In this Part "high hedge" means so much of a barrier to light or access as-

(a) is formed wholly or predominantly by a line of two or more evergreens; and
(b) rises to a height of more than two metres above ground level.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) a line of evergreens is not to be regarded as forming a barrier to light or access if the existence of gaps significantly affects its overall effect as such a barrier at heights of more than two metres above ground level.
(3) In this section "evergreen" means an evergreen tree or shrub or a semi-evergreen tree or shrub.


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Postby Alan Harris » Sun May 01, 2005 12:03 am

Dear All

Don't forget to wait until the ASBA is fully implimented by the next goverment ......whoever that may be.

Regards


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