The first planting of the Woodland Trust’s WW1 Centenary Wood is set to get underway in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire.
Woodland Trust volunteer Rob McBride, who lost four relatives in the First World War will be the first to plant an individual tree.
Rob will then be joined by local schoolchildren from Ysgol Carway, ahead of a public planting day on Saturday.
Throughout the summer and autumn of last year, a campaign took place to raise the funds necessary to create the wood, with £400,000 being donated by members of the public.
The Woodland Trust says the woodland will incorporate a carpet of wildflowers, to create a haven for local wildlife such as the song-thrush and pipistrelle bat.