Frequently Asked Questions
Are there restrictions on the types of items that can be placed at gravesites?
For the safety of all in the cemetery, no glass containers, statuary, ceramics, terra cotta, resin, exposed wire or breakable items are permitted.
Is there a limit to the number of floral arrangements that can be placed?
No more than three floral arrangements per interment right are allowed.
Are Shepherd's hooks allowed?
Shepherd's hooks are only allowed in areas with upright monuments and only one Shepherd's hook per monument is permitted. Shepherd's hooks are not allowed in garden areas where markers are flush with the ground.
Are border materials allowed?
No coping, curbing, fencing, borders, rock, bark or like materials are allowed around graves, monuments or markers.
Are ground plantings allowed?
No in ground plantings are allowed other than what is planted by the cemetery staff.
Are temporary markers allowed?
Temporary markers are not allowed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
How should one secure floral arrangements?
Floral arrangements that are affixed to Styrofoam must be secured to the tripod or base that is supporting them. A single wire stuck into the Styrofoam is not sufficient to secure the floral arrangement.
Are grave blankets permitted?
Yes, evergreen grave blankets, half blankets and grave pillows are permitted.
Do grave decorations need to be removed at special times of the year?
Yes. The cemetery does grounds clean up three times a year. Any grave decorations to be retained should be removed prior to these times. Decorations should not be brought back to the cemetery until after the clean up periods are over. The clean up dates are:
March 1st thru 15th
July 15th thru 31st
October 15th thru 30th
Additional information regarding Oak Ridge Cemetery
Live flowers and plants are not permitted in the Abbey or Chapel.
The cemetery is not responsible for theft or damage to any personal property or floral arrangements placed on or near interment rights or elsewhere in the cemetery.
Please observe the speed limt of 20 miles per hour and do not drive or park on the grass or sidewalks.
Seasonal silk floral arramgements and winter wreaths are available for sale in the cemetery office. See office hours and contact information below.