Plants and headstones don’t mix well

Updated rules are coming

It is usually with the best of intentions that people plant flowers or shrubs near the headstones of a deceased loved one.  The problem is, they grow.  What one day looks like a cute, small plant becomes a monster that overtakes the headstone.  It may displace it.  Experts say the roots become an issue, and above-ground growth promotes the retention of moisture leading to headstone damage.

 

Effective immediately, all plantings – existing and new – are subject to removal by the Township.  Please contact the Trustee in order to make arrangements.  Effective at the start of the recent cemetery restoration project, all plantings and decorations are subject to removal on a temporary basis, and on a permanent basis if deemed appropriate.

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