Signs at Carr Villa Memorial Park, stating only a plastic vase is permitted at each plot site, has caused some angst for families, partners and friends visiting their loved ones.
The single-vase only rule applies to plots in Claygrove, Kooyong and the Rose Gardens area.
However, the City of Launceston council says it is not new or the first time a reminder has been given.
The signs at the cemetery state only a single plastic vase was permitted at each site, and all other vases, jars, bottles, statues and ornaments needed to be removed.
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The council's acting chief executive officer Louise Foster said there had not been a change in policy.
"We routinely work through these sorts of issues with families in good faith, including the issuing of reminders at different times throughout the year.
"During spring, when grass growth is increasing, the council routinely reminds families that glass jars, porcelain vases, and other breakable items can hinder mowing and brush-cutting in different parts of the cemetery," she said.
"These items can pose a hazard to staff and visitors, or create a nuisance for other bereaved families."
The council did not answer questions about when the unpermitted items would need to be removed from graves and what would happen to them if they were not removed.
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