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Cemetery Landscapes: A Practical Guide to Care and Maintenance

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

 Learn how to protect historic cemetery landscapes, preserve integrity of design, and safeguard tombstones and monuments while pursuing a practical outlook on maintenance and budget concerns. Explore approaches to caring for softscapes, or plantings, and hardscapes, including roads, pathways, and benches. Discuss effective pruning and cutting techniques, and when chemicals and heavy equipment can be safely and productively used. Review the basics of short- and long-term preservation plans.


Debi Hacker, conservation administrator, Chicora Foundation, Inc., specializing in cemetery landscapes, including assessments and maintenance recommendations, and has experience conducting detailed recordation of both African-American and Euro-American cemeteries throughout the Southeast

Evaluation Comments

"Great information. Will be applied ASAP."

"The flower, shrub, and tree information was well beyond my expectations."

"I wish my superintendent had been with me!"

"Underscored my understanding of maintenance; I very much appreciated learning how long it takes to do maintenance."

"Glad I came!!! I don't feel like a voice in the wilderness."

"Exceeded in quality and quantity of information covered."

"This information should be required for all cemetery workers!"

Cemetery managers; members of cemetery preservation groups and boards; landscape architects, contractors, and technicians; cultural resource managers.

Continuing Education Credits

This seminar meets the criteria for programs in the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and participants will receive 6 PDH HSW each day.

Self-reporting often is an option for members of other professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Related Seminars
Cemetery Preservation

Location and Dates

  • Austin, TX
    October 20, 2016
    offered in conjunction with
    Cemetery Preservation
    in cooperation with Preservation Texas,
    the Texas Historical Commission,
    and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$300 (6-week advance registration); $350 (regular registration)

Rate for 3 days including Cemetery Preservation:
$650 (6-week advance registration); $700 (regular registration)

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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