Thurrock Council, in consultation with the Royal British Legion Society (RBLS) and the World War One Commemorative Events Committee, will be replacing two trees near the Grays Cenotaph with new lower level planting.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill said: "The trees were becoming too big for the beds and growing too high and interfering with the flag pole close by.
"We know this area is important to Thurrock and in our ongoing work commemorating the centenary of World War 1 to honour British troops, I’m very pleased to see improvements being made.
"I would like to thank the Royal British Legion and the World War One Commemorative Events Committee for their input and work on this project. It just shows how important our memorials to the fallen are to us all."