Hooper's Rule

Hooper’e Rule is the traditional way to age a Hawthorn hedge.  Hooper’s rule based on ecological data obtained from hedges of known age suggests that the age of the hedge is equal to the number of woody species counted in a thirty yard distance multiplied by 110 years. The formula also does not work on hedges more than a thousand years old.


  • history
  • blossom
  • rural
  • hedge
  • hedgerow
  • age
  • hawthorn

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oil on canvas
3 Years ago

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tim smith

My work is driven by a fascination with the changing world, contemporary culture and the history of art. These are often mixed together in what I want to be a spontaneous blend of images rich in cultural references, I hope held together by passages of pure painting and lyrical colour in a "new representationalism"


150 works in paintingdrawings

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York United Kingdom
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