Oroville Cemetery District Flower Regulations

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Flower Regulations

June 28, 2010

The placement of flowers on the gravesites of our loved ones is a time-honored tradition. It is an expression of love, remembrance and is a beautiful effective memorial.

Traditionally, fresh cut flowers were used exclusively, now there seems to be a trend toward the use of artificial flowers and seasonal decorations. As these become dirty and unsightly, they create an impression of neglect rather than remembrance. When left on the gravesites for long periods of time, they create problems of care and maintenance.

For this reason, the following regulations were adopted by the Board of Trustees:

  1. Fresh cut, natural flowers are encouraged throughout the year. Flowers arrangements are only allowed in the sub-surface vases, provided and installed by the Cemetery District. Agrosoke is required in all vases for the purpose of mosquito control. It is available free of charge at the District Office.

  2. Artificial flowers may be placed in the sub-surface vases from November 1st through March 1st. During these winter months, flower arrangements may contain decorations consisting of non-plant material only as an incidental part of the arrangement (non-plant decorations must be under 18" tall and placed in the sub-surface vase); however balloons are not permitted at any time. When the artificial flowers and/or floral arrangements start to discolor, fade or deteriorate, they will be removed and disposed of by cemetery personnel.

  3. Holiday Decorations: Artificial flower arrangement/decorations are also permitted during Federal and State recognized Holidays as well as Father's Day, Mother's Day and Easter and will be allowed to remain for the week before and after the holiday. For Holidays falling between March 1st and November 1st (summer mowing season) flower arrangements and decorations must be under 18" tall and must be contained to the headstone and/or sub-surface vase. Potted plants are allowed if contained to the headstone.

    During the Christmas season holiday, potted plants and trees under 48" tall are permitted and will be removed the first week of January. Holiday decorations must be contained in the sub-surface vase and/or the headstone.

    Small flags for US Veterans are allowed for the Memorial Day Holiday and Veterans Day and will be allowed to remain for one week.

  4. Non-floral, stand-alone decorations are not permitted (i.e. glass, metal, pottery, plastic, rock or wooden objects of any sort). These objects include but are not limited to; balloons, beverages, trinkets, statues, food, wreaths, glass/plastic vases, potted plants/flowers (except for the Holidays), wooden objects, stuffed animals and toys.

  5. No person or persons shall place or pour any sand, gravel, rocks, cement, casting plaster, wax or metal of any type in the sub-surface flower vases provided by the Cemetery District.

  6. No person shall plant any tree, shrub, bush or flowers on the cemetery grounds or in vases. Donations for trees are encouraged, but these trees will be selected and planted under the direction of cemetery management.

  7. Every reasonable effort will be made to care for flowers and/or artificial flowers placed on the gravesites. However the Oroville Cemetery District will in no way assume liability for damage or vandalism done to flowers or artificial decorations. Neither will the Cemetery District or its personnel be responsible for anything placed at a gravesite of a movable character that may be lost, stolen or misplaced.

We respectfully request that these regulations be observed. For questions regarding these regulations, please inquire at the district office located on the cemetery grounds.

Revised: June 28, 2010

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