ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY
3806 PINE AVENUE
NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14301
REGULATIONS FOR CEMETERY PLANTING
We have observed over the years that quality, not quantity, makes for the beauty of grave decorations.
Maintaining lots with plants on them are the responsibility of the lot owner or
A monumented lot may have planting only on the front side of the monument.
The planting area may not exceed the length of the monument nor more than
12 inches from the stone.
Planting is prohibited on non-monumented (flush and slant markers) lots.
Any trees, shrubs, or bushes which do not conform to the landscape plan of the
cemetery or which obstruct an adjacent grave, lot, wall or road will be removed and
disposed of by the cemetery. Planting of arborvitae or texas yews are not allowed.
Due to safety regulations for individuals visiting the cemetery, and our staff, the placing of crushed stones, wood chips, shells or marble chips around the stone is prohibited.
Curbing fencing, hedging, or borders of any kind around graves or lot cause maintenance and safety hazards. Such items will be removed.
The spreading of fertilizer, ashes or other materials on lots to stimulate growth or retard growth is prohibited.
Shepard hooks are currently used in areas such as St. Peregrine. You are responsible for making sure these are upright at all times. If a Shepard hook is found on the ground, it will be removed.
Please remove decorations that have become withered or unsightly. The Cemetery reserves the right to remove them to maintain the best appearance of the grounds, should you fail to do so.
YOUR COOPERATION IN COMPLYING WITH THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED AND WILL GO A LONG WAY TO PRESERVE THE DIGNITY AND BEAUTY OF ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY.