May 26, 2008
Peonies adorn a hillside Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. The city's Parks and Recreation Department staff is considering creating a new green cemetery area at Oak Hill. In a green cemetery, the dead are buried without the use of embalming fluids in a biodegradable casket or blanket, and traditional headstones aren't used. Instead, a tree or a patch of wildflowers, for example, would mark a gravesite.