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Crop Hierarchy: Revision 1 2001

From 1 January 2015 all versions of the Crop Hierarchy will be replaced by the new Crop Definitions document. Link to Crop Definitions web page

The following changes were made to the crop hierarchy in the first update 20 March 2001

The Following Qualifiers Were Added

The Following Definitions Were Changed:

Crop Original Definition Revised Definition

Ornamental garden plants

Any plant grown in a private garden that is not intended for consumption. Or the harvest of a consumable crop

Any plants that are not intended for consumption or the harvest of a consumable crop, including plants grown in private gardens.

Lawn

Any area of a private garden composed (or intended to be composed) primarily of close mown grass.

Any areas composed primarily of close mown grass, including such areas in private gardens.

Unwanted vegetation

Any unwanted plants growing in a private garden.

Any unwanted vegetation, including unwanted plants in private gardens.

Cut logs

Stumps remaining on the ground after felling trees or shrubs.

Any felled timber.

Permeable surfaces overlying soil

Any man made permeable surface, such as gravel, that overlies soil and is not intended to bear vegetation.

Any man made permeable surface (excluding railway ballast), such as gravel, that overlies soil and is not intended to bear vegetation.

Hard surfaces

Any man made impermeable surface, such as concrete or tarmac, that is not intended to bear vegetation.

Any man made impermeable surface, such as concrete or tarmac and including railway ballast, that is not intended to bear vegetation.

Amenity vegetation

Any areas of semi natural or ornamental vegetation, including trees, or bare soil around ornamental plants or intended for ornamental planting. Excludes areas of grassland or turf and areas to which the public have access. Does NOT include hedgerows around arable fields.

Any areas of semi natural or ornamental vegetation, including trees, or bare soil around ornamental plants or intended for ornamental planting. Includes areas of grassland or turf and areas to which the public have access. Does NOT include hedgerows around arable fields.

The full version of the crop hierarchy incorporating these changes (version 2) is available from the links below.

Further information

Updated 2017-03-22