Landscape maintenance is a critical element in historic cemetery preservation. Yet often the landscape is neglected or improperly maintained, resulting in damaged historic features and a loss of historic landscape character.
NCPTT presented a webinar addressing landscape maintenance in historic cemeteries on April 7, 2010. Course instructor Jason Church discussed sensitive maintenance practices for cemetery landscape care. The course provides an overview of landscape maintenance issues and their impact on cemetery historic resources. Topics include landscape documentation, replacing key features, removing invasive plants, mowing and trimming, tree care, and addressing conflicts between historic vegetation and built features.