South West Wales

War centenary wood to be created in Carmarthenshire

A section of Carmarthenshire land will be turned into a wood with 90,000 trees to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One after £400,000 was raised following a campaign.

The Woodland Trust has bought 120 acres in the Gwendraeth Valley near Llanelli.

There would also be meadows of wildflowers, including the iconic Flanders poppy.

The Trust said in June it needed to raise £500,000 towards the £1.2m project.

A centenary wood is planned for each nation of the UK.

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