Works to cut ‘unsafe’ trees in iconic Buckinghamshire woodland have begun.

Tree safety works in Chesham Bois Wood along Amersham Road started on August 21 and they are expected to take up to nine days. 

A total of 43 trees with “unsafe features” will be trimmed, the Woodland Trust said.

The extensive felling works will close the A416 for traffic between 9am and 4pm. The pavement will also close during these hours.

Adverse weather conditions, breakdowns or staff illness could cause delays with the works, the Trust warned.

The Trust manages the Chesham Bois Wood, which is made up of smaller Elvidge Hodds, Little Hodds and Hilbury woods.

Covering 40 acres, the historic woodland is the home to the tallest recorded whitebeam in the country measuring around 75 ft (23m). 

Carousel Buses announced changes to its schedule during the works from August 21 until August 26.

Buses between Amersham and Chesham will omit stops between Copperkins Lane and Chesham Broadway, and special arrangements have been made to the one service because of the extra time added by the road closure.

The 1 service not serve Whielden Street in Old Amersham but it will go via Gore Hill and then via Station Road to Amersham Railway Station instead before continuing to Chesham.

The 1A will not serve Pond Park, but it will run to and from Chesham Broadway while a special 1A shuttle service will operate between Chesham Broadway and Pond Park.