Monday, 24 March 2008

Dating a hedge

Dating a hedge by anything other than a certain historical written record of when it was planted is somewhat arbitrary but the accepted method for at least attempting it is one suggested by Dr Max Hooper:-
Age in years = species of woody plant per 30 yards x 100

On that basis the hedge I planted three years ago at The Willows was actually planted around the time of William the Conqueror!

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