Rochester – Catalpa Tree

This quirky looking tree near to the main entrance of Rochester Cathedral is a Catalpa Tree, apparently over 150 years old. It snapped in two in 2015, but it appears that the tree surgeons were able to work their magic to keep it going and some new fencing was built around it (it had partly collapsed onto the railings around it).

This is how I knew what kind of tree it was, as I’m not very good at identifying trees….Most sources do put the tree at over 150 years old, although I haven’t yet ascertained exactly how long it has been there.