Why have large numbers of hedgerows been removed to aid monoculture systems? What impact does this have on soil stability and biodiversity in the local area?
Hedgerows and fences are taken down to make larger fields so heavy machinery can navigate them easily. This causes soil erosion as they hegrows is no longer present to act as a windbreaker. Biodiversity decreases with the removal of herdgerows because there is less habitats and shelters for organisms.