The final tree of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative has been planted in Wiltshire.

A Sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’ Beech tree was put in the ground outside the front of County Hall in Trowbridge on Monday, November 27.

According to the council, it marked the coronation of King Charles III and was funded by the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, which was launched to mark the Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The planting programme was designed to create a legacy in honour of the Queen’s service.

Over 30,000 trees have been planted through the initiative, which formerly came to an end with the Beech tree in Trowbridge.

Attendees of the ceremony included the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Troughton; the Vice Chairman of Wiltshire Council, Councillor Andrew Davis; Leader of Wiltshire Council Leader, Councillor Richard Clewer and members of the cabinet.

Mrs Troughton said: “It was fitting to plant the last tree of this wonderful initiative in the county town of Wiltshire.

This started out as a celebration of Her Late Majesty’s incredible reign, and now each of the planted trees represent a poignant legacy that will be around for generations to come.

“It’s been a privilege to attend many planting ceremonies across the county and I thank everyone who has contributed to the scheme’s tremendous success.”