Belmont Cemetery was consecrated in 1859 when the Town of Belmont was incorporated. Since then, it has commemorated the lives of loved ones in a setting of great natural beauty. Trees are majestic symbols of life, with their cycle of planting, growth and eventual decline. They are among our most treasured possessions, providing important habitat for our wildlife and cleansing our increasingly polluted urban air. They are an indispensable part of our landscape.
There are three ways you may choose to participate in Belmont Cemetery’s Memorial Tree Program:
Belmont Cemetery offers a limited number of its existing major trees as living memorials
A map showing the location of existing trees available for memorialization is available. In return for your tax-deductible contribution of $750.00, we will have the name and years of birth and death of the person you wish to memorialize, together with the botanical and common name of the tree, put on a small plaque attached to the existing tree for the life of the tree.
Your contribution will be added to our Memorial Tree Fund, the income of which will be used for the care, preservation, planting and beautification of the Cemetery. You will have the satisfaction of remembering someone special with this unique form of memorial and of knowing that you are a partner in helping Belmont Cemetery remain the very special place of remembrance it has been since 1859.
Belmont Cemetery seeks to acquire new trees to be purchased as living memorials
Under this program, all trees planted will be on town-owned land in the Belmont Cemetery on Grove Street and not on individual lots or graves. Species to be planted will be at the discretion of the Cemetery Commissioners. Recommended species include: Bradford Pear, Kousa Dogwood, Saucer Magnolia, Green Ash and disease resistant Elms.
A map showing recommended planting locations is available. In return for your tax deductible contribution of $750.00 for an ornamental or canopy tree, we will purchase, plant, stake, mulch, water and maintain this new tree during its normal life; a replacement tree will be provided if lost within two years. We will have the name and years of birth and death of the person you wish to memorialize, together with the botanical and common name of the tree, put on a small plaque at the base of the tree.
Belmont Cemetery seeks to acquire new trees to be purchased in memory of loved ones without memorials displayed
In return for your tax deductible contribution of $200.00, we will purchase, plant, stake, mulch, water and maintain a new tree during its normal life with a replacement guarantee provided by the nursery where purchased. You will have the pleasure of knowing you have provided a living memorial to your loved one, but no plaque will be set at the base of the tree.