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Cemetery Policies - Woodvale Cemetery Decoration Policies

General Information


Raised Monument Lots

Gardens are welcomed on graves marked with a raised monument.  The garden must be confined to an area no more than 18 inches from the upright grave marker and no more than 6 inches from either side of the marker.

Flush Monument Lots

Flowers are permitted in a cemetery approved container and will be removed on a weekly schedule as posted on the signs located at each entrance during the mowing season.

Seasonal Decoration Policy

April 15th through November 1st

Flush Memorial Decoration Policy

Decorations on graves marked with a flush memorial may be placed in cemetery approved containers (no glass, or any other material that is breakable and may cause injury or damage to equipment) and will be removed on a weekly schedule as posted on signs located at each entrance to the cemetery. 

DECORATIONS NOT IN CEMETERY APPROVED CONTAINERS WILL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY AND DISCARDED.

Above Ground (Raised) Memorial Decoration Policy

Decorations on graves marked with above ground (raised) memorials must be kept within cemetery approved gardens, in monument vases or on top of monument (cradle).  All decorations outside of these areas and those placed in cemetery approved containers will be removed and discarded on a weekly schedule as posted on signs located at each entrance to the cemetery.   If for any reason a decoration or plant becomes unsightly it will be discarded immediately.

DECORATIONS NOT IN CEMETERY APPROVED CONTAINERS WILL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY AND DISCARDED.

Holidays

Decorations may be placed 7 days before these holidays:  Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving.

All decorations will be removed on next scheduled decoration removal date as posted on signs located at each entrance to the cemetery.

November 1st through April 15th

Winter decorations are allowed during this period.  All Christmas decorations will be removed on January 31, weather permitting.  All remaining winter decorations will be removed on April 15th.

Wooden Crosses no taller than 48” and only one per grave are allowed from November 1st through April 15th. Crosses may not be made of any breakable material and all crosses that are not claimed by May 1 will be discarded.  Special occasion crosses may be allowed temporarily upon Managements' approval.

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