THE first of more than 10,000 trees to remember Wiltshire soldiers who gave their lives in World War One have been planted in Tidworth.

More than 100 community groups will be planting the thousands of trees in November.

Each tree will represent a soldier from Wiltshire who gave their life in the First World War.

Leader of Wiltshire Council, Baroness Scott of Bybrook, OBE planted the first tree at Tedworth House Tattoo Ground.

She said: “In 2014 we marked the centenary of the start of World War One with a wall of 10,000 poppies, one for every member of the Armed Forces from Wiltshire that died during the conflict.”

“The beech tree I planted at Tedworth House is the first of more than 10,000 trees that will be planted across Wiltshire as a lasting tribute to those men and women from Wiltshire who sacrificed their lives.”

There will be 105 trees planted at Tedworth House.

Commander Tidworth, Netheravon and Bulford Garrison, Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Balls MBE said: "I hope many more will come here to read about the different groups of individuals who gave so much in World War One to reflect and to admire the beauty of the trees."

All 10,800 trees are being donated by The Woodland Trust.