Pic: Sharka Todd
Plants are important to keep moisture in the ground and the soil stabilized
Natural vegetation should be left untouched in hollows, on steep ground and on top of hills, if we want to keep a healthy environment. In this way we will keep water in the soil and reduce erosion while providing habitat for insects and larger animals.
Ideally, 50% or so of any local environment should be given over to natural vegetation, if we wish to provide a home for our animal friends and an interesting, health-giving and beautiful environment for humans to inhabit!