Contributing to Nature
Throughout its 270 acres, Cedar Hill Cemetery boasts more than 2,000 trees representing over 100 species and varieties. Many of Cedar Hill’s trees were imported specifically to adorn the cemetery’s landscape.
European weeping beech, Chinese witch-hazel, flowering dogwood, weeping cherry, tulip, magnolia and ginkgo are just some of the cemetery’s wide variety of trees. Weeping Alaska cypress, river birch, dawn redwood and English oak were added during the development of burial sections on the lower slope of Cedar Mountain.
To learn more about Cedar Hill’s trees, join us on the first Saturday in June for the Foundation’s annual guided tree tour. Or pick up the brochure, A Guide to the Notable Trees of Cedar Hill Cemetery, to take a self-guided walk of the grounds.
Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation is committed to preserving this urban oasis by contributing to the care and planting of cemetery trees. Each year, historic trees are lost due to harsh weather and age. Through our designated Tree Fund, the Foundation assists with replacing these trees with similar species and varieties in an effort to preserve Cedar Hill’s original rural landscape design. To support the Tree Fund, click on the Donate Now button below. Please indicate the contribution should be designated for the Tree Fund.