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Restoring Old Cemeteries

by Hilda M. Fife, Theodore Brown and Lyle Littlefield

edited by Jonathan D. McKallip

published by Maine Old Cemetery Association
Updated 2005

Planning and Equipment

For general cleanup
For righting a stone
For cleaning stones
saws probe (for finding a stone)
brushes (nylon or fiber bristle)
scythe or weed eater    
hand trowel work gloves
ax (for tree roots) garden spade buckets
grass clippers tripod, pulleys & straps
water
rakes (light weight) measuring tape camp seat
pruning shears burlap (or plastic) bags  

lawn mower tamping device
weeding tool sand, gravel, bricks

edging tool

Procedure: