Tree Surgeons in Rochester

Rochester in Kent, England and its local neighbours including Strood, Chatham and Gillingham form a large single urban area known as the Medway Towns with an overall population of around 250,000. Situated about 20 miles south east of London it has easy access to our capital by train taking only 35 minutes.

Rochester itself has a population of around 63,000 residents and covers the postal areas of ME1, ME2, ME3 Broadleaf Tree Surgery has 25 years combined experience and has been serving the residents of Rochester with their tree surgeon needs for over three years and we have many happy customers in the area of Rochester.

Some interesting facts about Rochester are listed below.

Rochester is one of Kent’s most endearing historic towns, it’s no wonder it’s popular with tourists, with it’s past permeating its present. It is dominated by its Norman castle and 900 year old cathedral and set on the river Medway. It boasts a really quaint High Street and is a great place to visit all year round with many events to be enjoyed such as the traditional Sweeps Festival, the famous Dickens Festival and concerts in the castle gardens to name but a few.

The Vines Gardens is a quaint popular park with an awe-inspiring avenue of mature London Plane trees, bordering a central path known as the Broad Walk. The Grade II listed gardens were used to cultivate vines by monks in medieval times, which is how it’s name came about. This park is a tranquil and shady retreat right in the centre of Rochester, and not only has wonderfully colourful herbaceous planting but supports wildlife with a number of bee, bat and bird boxes, which is of great importance and close to our hearts within our work at Broadleaf Tree Surgery.

The Vines lost more than 50 of its mature trees during the storm of October 1987, of which many have now been replaced. Robert Koenig carved a sculpture of a monk from one of the badly damaged Plane trees in 1997, which was later relocated within the north western border of the park and dedicated as a stag beetle habitat, again a passion to us as tree surgeon’s.

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Next door to the Vines Gardens is Restoration House, which is reputed to be the inspiration for Miss Havisham’s home, Satis House in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. This 1540’s Grade II listed Elizabethan Manor was where King Charles II stayed on the eve of his restoration as England’s monarch in 1660, and so named Restoration House.

English entertainer Rod Hull (1935-1999), best known for his puppet Emu and particularly remembered for ‘attacking’ Michael Parkinson on his chat show in 1976, lived in Restoration House from 1986 to 1994. Rod Hull bought this house to save it from being turned into offices and a car park.

Rochester Castle was built in the 1080s to command an essential river crossing by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester. Henry I entrusted it to the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1127, who began building the great keep, which is the tallest such building to survive in Europe.

For all your Rochester Tree Surgery Needs get in touch with Broadleaf Tree Surgery the best Tree Surgeons in Rochester and our friendly team of expert arborists will take care of you.