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why do they usually plant ceader trees in old cemeteries I

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why do they usually plant ceader trees in old cemeteries? I think there use to be a saying about this? Thanks Jeff
Hi Jeff, and welcome back to Just Answer.

Cedar trees are typically planted in cemeteries because they are long lived (some up to 200-300 years), hardy, and conical-shaped. They have been called the 'tree of life' and this may have some significance in being planted in cemeteries, signifying life everlasting. I haven't been able to find any sayings about this, but I will continue to research that for you.

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