Over 400 Amersham residents came together to plant trees across a kilometre of land in Willow Wood.

As part of the Woodland Trust's 'The Big Climate Fightback' initiative, 400 native trees - including beech, cherry and hornbeam - were planted in the land behind Stanley Hill Cemetery.

Following the community plant, Stony Dean School and D Challoner's Grammar School teamed up with the town council to plant an additional 70 trees.

Town clerk Steve Catanach: "Over the past eight years the Town Council, in association with the community, planted over 6000 trees at Willow Wood- a wonderful legacy project for future generations. Trees are a precious natural asset.

"All of our Amersham in Bloom actively encourage community engagement for the benefit of our town, so it was delightful to see so many families involved over the weekend.

"A huge thank you to everyone involved in the tree plant- the Town Council Depot team who prepared the site, the bloom volunteers, Stony Dean School, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Town Mayor Councillor Mark Flys, Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Andrew Seymour and perhaps most importantly the members of the public that planted the trees."