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8. Hedgerows, Climate Change Sensitivity: Low

Climate Change Adaptation Manual - Evidence to support nature conservation in a changing climate

Abstract

By their nature, hedgerows are linear, and consequently are vulnerable to edge effects. Drought and storms are therefore likely to have a greater impact on hedgerow trees than on blocks of woodland. Hedgerows are also vulnerable to changes in the use and management of adjacent land, so any climate change driven intensification of agriculture could have impacts, both on how they are managed and from off-site impacts such as pesticide drift.

Author(s): Natural England

Journal: Climate Change Adaptation Manual - Evidence to support nature conservation in a changing climate

Year: 2014

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