Centenarian donates trees to Whissendine village

Tree planting at Whissendine - Centenarian Jessie Tasney, left, with son-in-law Bruce Lawrie, daughter Marion Lawrie and village residents Ian Stimpson and Sally Moyee'Photo: SM300612-113js

Tree planting at Whissendine - Centenarian Jessie Tasney, left, with son-in-law Bruce Lawrie, daughter Marion Lawrie and village residents Ian Stimpson and Sally Moyee'Photo: SM300612-113js

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A 101-year-old has donated five trees to a village as a lasting tribute.

Jessie Tasney helped to plant three of the trees at a special event on Saturday.

Mrs Tasney chose to give the saplings to Whissendine because of her own love of trees and assisted Whissendine Environment Group in the planting of a flowering cherry, a mountain ash and a pussy willow at The Banks playarea.

When they grow the trees will help to screen the playarea and will add to the biodiversity of the village. The site for the trees was chosen following a survey of possible sites in the village and consultation with neighbouring properties. The location of the other two trees is still to be decided.

The next Whissendine Environment Group event will be “Green Ways to Save” on July 15 in the garden of Sally and Andrew Moyce, opposite the old vicarage, as part of an open gardens event..