Talk:Proposed features/Hedgerow

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Would this be better generalised to "field boundary" or "physical boundary", and then specify a type such as hedge, fence, stone wall, brick wall etc. --Gwall 08:06, 2 October 2006 (BST)

I havn't got as far as adding boundries yet, but can it be kept in mind that it needs to be posible to have boudnries wich are set as things like: fence and hedge, or two fences and hedge, or partly hedge + fence (remains of hedge), wallremains/fence. etcetc. Ben. 13:15, 2 October 2006 (BST)
Add some height, width, tree-type, permeability (from "no problem" to "tank required") attributes?
Has been deprecated by tag:barrier=hedge. Please delete this proposal

No,no,no! This tag must not be deleted! In the UK there are two type of hedge; the domestic variety used in and around gardens, and the type planted to define agricultural and other 'natural' land boundaries (hedgerow). The first type is of little significance other than to the owner but the second is as of vital importance. A hedgerow has massive significance in the UK as it provides historical evidence, wildlife corridors, marks footpaths, defines different habitats, imposes structure on otherwise featureless terrain, defines boundaries, etc., etc., etc. Many hedgerows have been in existence for centuries and cannot be lumped with a domestic hedge. Whilst there's nothing in this tag:hedge page I disagree with, I note that the hedgerow tag has been marked for deletion. This would be extremely damaging! The page should be developed to reflect the significance of the hedgerow in the British landscape. UrbanRambler 10:26, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

IMO both are barriers and are physically like each other: "narrow bush preventing travel". Since the osmdoc shows only 103 objects with the here proposed natural=hedge as opposed to the 8200 barrier=hedge, I think it would be best to tag the 'hedgerows' with, say, the combination barrier=hedge and hedge=hedgerow as in "this is a barrier; it looks like a hedge and to be more specific, it is a hedgerow" for those interested in preserving that detail. And to document the latter tag, as some others could like to categorize the other hedges somehow, too. Alv 13:20, 27 January 2010 (UTC)