The head of has told the JP Gazette the removal of trees is both because of a pest and to make room for new plots.
JP Patch . Hemlocks in the garden cemetery are threatened by the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, which kills the trees. Cemetery CEO George Milley confirmed to the Gazette that the cemetery is also clearing land for new graves.
"I don’t think people fully understand what we do here," Milley told the Gazette. "We’re private. We have no public funding. We have to make decisions on good, sound business standards."