A CEREMONY is being held in Wells to mark the end of the Queen's Green Canopy project.

On Friday, March 31, Wells Cathedral will be hosting a ceremony to celebrate the scheme, which was initiated in 2021 as part of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Almost 40,000 trees were planted.

This included a planting in Taunton School, which was attended by a one-year-old helper and the late Jim Booth, a 101-year-old war veteran.

At 2pm on the day of the ceremony, Somerset’s lord-lieutenant, Mohammed Saddiq, and his predecessor, Annie Maw CVO, will attend a blessing by acting dean Anne Gell of the tree planted last year in the Camery Garden of the Cathedral.

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Mr Saddiq said: “This will be a fitting finale to the Queen’s Green Canopy project, which has been brilliantly supported by communities across Somerset – a lasting legacy to our late Queen.”

You can read more about the tree plantings on the council's website.