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TITLE 13CULTURAL RESOURCES
PART 5TEXAS STATE CEMETERY COMMITTEE
CHAPTER 71TEXAS STATE CEMETERY
RULE §71.15Landscaping

(a) A tree, shrub, plant or flower may not be removed, relocated or planted in the Cemetery without the permission of the superintendent.

(b) The superintendent shall oversee the removal, relocation or planting of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers within the Cemetery grounds. The Committee may authorize the superintendent to carry out landscape programs at his discretion and report to the Committee in a timely manner.

(c) Fresh cut flowers may be placed on the graves throughout the year. Floral items, fresh and artificial, will be removed from graves as soon as they become faded and unsightly. All artificial flowers or items removed from graves will be disposed of immediately.

(d) Floral items and other types of decorations or commemorative items are not to be secured or affixed by any means (wire, tape, string or adhesives) to the monuments.

(e) Any artificial decoration on monuments or gravesites including photographs, images, silk flowers, balloons, pinwheels, statues, or candles are prohibited.

(f) Planting of trees or shrubs is not permitted on or near the graves at any time, unless approved by the superintendent.

(g) Christmas wreaths, arrangements or floral grave blankets are permitted on graves during the season, beginning December 1st and will be removed no later than January 1st or at the discretion of the superintendent. Grave floral blankets may not be larger in size than two (2) feet by three (3) feet. Christmas trees are not permitted. Christmas decorations are not permitted on any living tree in the Cemetery, at the Plaza, or on any statue.

(h) The Cemetery is not responsible for any items left on the graves. Permanent in-ground flower containers are authorized for placement with approval from the superintendent. Existing containers may remain on graves until they become unserviceable.

(i) The superintendent shall ensure all monuments, headstones, and gravesites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Committee.


Source Note: The provisions of this §71.15 adopted to be effective November 26, 1998, 23 TexReg 11795; amended to be effective July 27, 2000, 25 TexReg 6977; amended to be effective July 8, 2010, 35 TexReg 5817; amended to be effective May 20, 2013, 38 TexReg 2997

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