The planting and placement of trees within the boundaries of Oakwood Cemetery is strictly governed and limited by this Oakwood Cemetery AssociationTree Policy.  Only Oakwood Board-approved tree varieties may be planted, and only with the prior written approval of, and in consultation with Oakwood Cemetery’s General Manager.  Such consultation is for the purpose of determining the specific variety of the tree to be planted and its exact location.

Generally available for purchase will be a15-gallon tree chosen from the attached Board-approved list of trees, which are acclimated to Oakwood Cemetery’s soil.  The fee, payable in advance to Oakwood Cemetery Association, includes the cost of the tree and its planting.  As of the effective date of this policy, the current purchase price is $200.00.  Such fee may be changed by action of the Board at any time, based on market, labor or other associated costs.

Any tree or other living material planted and growing in Oakwood Cemetery immediately becomes the property of Oakwood Cemetery and is subject to Oakwood Cemetery’s sole discretion as to its shaping, trimming and/or removal at any time.  Oakwood Cemetery has no obligation to insure the health or viability of any tree or vegetation planted anywhere in or on Oakwood Cemetery property.

Without the approval required by this policy, no individual or groups may plant trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables in or on any location within the Oakwood Cemetery’s boundaries, including, without limitation, on, in or around any burial plot.

Any tree or prohibited item planted or placed in Oakwood Cemetery in violation of this policy is subject to removal by Oakwood Cemetery at any time, without notice to, and without any Oakwood Cemetery Association liability whatsoever to, the individual or group planting such tree or prohibited item.  Any cost attributable to the removal of an unapproved tree or other prohibited item may be billed to the individual or group found to be in violation of this or other applicable Oakwood Cemetery policy.



  • Burr Oak
  • Chinkapin Oak
  • Lacey Oak
  • Live Oak
  • Monterrey Oak
  • Sawtooth Oak
  • Cedar Elm


  • Autumn Blaze Maple
  • Crape Myrtles (pale lavender, pale pink or white)
  • Mexican Plum
  • Red Bud

Anything deemed objectionable by cemetery management or in interference with daily maintenance and operation of the cemetery will be removed without notice.

Questions or requests for clarification should be referred to the General Manager in the Cemetery Office, 2124 South 5th Street, Waco, Texas 76706.  (254) 754-1631.