Why can’t I plant trees on my grave lots or spaces?
There are a number of reasons why this is not permitted, most of which have to do with the tree roots. First, the roots spread out to great distances and infringe on surrounding lots.

Second, the roots also cause significant damage to the graves. Roots can actually grow into, around, and under vaults, causing the vaults to shift or rise.

Third, when an interment is made, roots may be severed which may kill the tree.

Finally, when trees reach a certain size they can totally obstruct not only the grave on which they were originally planted, but also the ones around it.

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1. Can I sell unused grave spaces in my lot back to the City?
2. How can I sell my unused spaces?
3. Are mausoleums allowed?
4. I understand that I must get permission before I plant any shrubs on my grave spaces and/or lots. How do I get permission?
5. Why can’t I plant trees on my grave lots or spaces?
6. My mother was the owner of a lot, and she is deceased. Can I use the remaining grave spaces on the lot?
7. How much is a grave space?
8. Whom do I contact if I have any questions or suggestions for improving the cemetery?
9. I am doing genealogy research about my family from the Guthrie area. Whom can I contact for information?