Dozens of trees have been planted in Gerrards Cross to replace those with ash dieback that were felled.

The six willows, 22 silver birches and 12 alders were planted on West Common along the verge of the A40 last week.

Last year, trees with ash dieback disease in danger of falling were cut down at the site opposite the Bull Hotel.

Gerrards Cross Town Council paid for the 40 new trees using a grant from Buckinghamshire Council and the Forestry Commission.

Newly elected Cllr Rosa Mancer – one of those behind the project – thanked Amersham Town Council, who carried out the planting last week.

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She said: “I want to thank Ben and his team for working tirelessly, including in the rain, to plant these beautiful trees.

“I hope the mix of sunshine and rain means these trees are getting a head start and that the residents will enjoy them.”

As per the conditions of the grant, the trees each have their own passport to prove they are native and are tied to stakes with biodegradable hessian roll.

Chair of the Gerrards Cross Commons committee Cllr Bruce Holborn said he was delighted with the new trees, adding: “It was hard to see so many trees felled last year.”