News

Tree in Trouble
Published on 05/10/15 at 09:54
From the Kent Messenger It has stood in the heart of Rochester for more than a century, but today tree surgeons were busy cutting back branches after the iconic Catalpa tree split in half. The American Indian bean tree, which stands between the c...read more

Coffee Shop Supports Appeal
Published on 05/10/15 at 09:38
The Rochester Coffee Co., Rochester's premiere Coffee House, is supporting Cllr Sue Haydock's appeal for funds to save the much loved and iconic tree which has stood in front of Rochester Cathedral for over 150 years. Susan Haydock, Fern Alder ...read more

City Trader Supports Appeal
Published on 05/10/15 at 09:35
Godfrey George of Baggins Book Bazaar has been collecting donated books to raise money for the appeal. Trees make paper, paper makes books, books help save tree. Godfrey George who runs Baggins Book Bazaar in the High Street has joined the ca...read more

Catalpa Appears on Tree Council's Website
Published on 05/12/11 at 12:36
Catalpa on Tree Council's Site Rochester's Catalpa has made it onto the Tree Council's website - providing a fantasic boost for public awareness of the appeal.  You can check out the full article at the link below. http://treecouncil.org.uk/t...read more

Update - October 2011
Published on 06/10/11 at 14:04
We are now on the final ‘push’ to raise the funds needed to get the new railings in place to save our precious landmark Catalpa tree outside Rochester Cathedral. Medway Council have now completed the important task of removing all wee...read more

Book Sales Support Tree Appeal
Published on 28/02/11 at 12:44
Books Sales Support Tree Appeal Cheque presentation at Baggins Book Bazaar. Left to right: Fern Alder, Godfrey George, Cllr Sue Haydock (click to view larger image) Godfrey George of Baggins Bookshop in Rochester High Street has been working h...read more

Schedule of Works - Spring 2011
Published on 28/02/11 at 12:32
Schedule of Works Medway Council, in consultation with the Rochester Catalpa Tree Appeal, has programmed some essential works that will assist us in managing the health and vigour of the veteran Catalpa tree growing outside the west front of Roche...read more

Pizza Express Raise Over £450!
Published on 29/11/10 at 22:10
More than earning a crust... Pizza Express in Rochester have raised a fantastic £455.25 for the appeal, giving our fund thermometer a much needed boost.  The scheme - brainchild of branch manager Matthew Jury - pledged to donate 25 penc...read more

New Video Page
Published on 29/11/10 at 21:55
There's a new video page on the website. Check it out underneath the 'Gallery' link on the main menu.  If you wish to submit your own Rochester Catalpa related videos, simply send send us an email with a little bit about yourself and link to...read more

Tree Wins Pizza Support
Published on 25/04/10 at 02:26
An appeal to support the conservation of Rochester’s iconic 140 year-old Catalpa tree has attracted the attention of a national pizza food restaurant. Newly opened PizzaExpress in Rochester High Street has offered to donate 25p to the appea...read more

Catch us at the Dickens
Published on 02/12/09 at 17:34
Catalpa @ The Dickens Festival You can come and show your support at the upcoming Dickensian Christmas celebrations on the 5th and 6th December.  We've been offered a pitch opposite the Lloyds TSB bank on Rochester High Street next to Black B...read more