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Toledo's historic Woodlawn Cemetery is making
They've cleared six acres of land and cut down
many trees, but the 160-year-old cemetery has special plans for those trees.
"We're actually contracted by Care Casket
Company, and what they do is use quite a few of the trees to make caskets,"
explained Patricia Toneff, associate director of the cemetery.
The north side of the cemetery currently looks
like a tornado ripped through it, but Toneff said they needed to clear out some
space, and they aren't finished with the project.
"We need space for the traditional lawn burials,
as well as cremations, and this was the area that was decided would take to the
clearing," she said. "We're going to replant it with high-quality trees that
are in keeping with the rest of our arboretum."
Toneff also said she is proud of the cemetery's
rich history, and hopes that the new space will draw visitors for more than
just sad occasions.
"They can learn about history, they can engage
in [bird-watching], and the trees," she said. "They get three big areas we can
impact the community with."
The project is expected to take a couple of
years to complete.