Although Bliss Carman died of a stroke in New Canaan, Connecticut on June 8, 1928, his ashes were soon after transported back to Canada and now rest in the Forest Hill Cemetary in Fredericton. This cemetery is the final resting place of many Fredericton poets, including Charles G.D. Roberts, Alden Nowlan, and Francis Sherman.
Carman's grave has many notable features, including a stone book representing his dedication to literature and poetry, as well as three interlocking rings at the top of the stone which connect the ideas of Beauty, Truth, and Love. But perhaps the most significant element of Carman's memorial is the scarlet maple which grows beside the stone. Planted in 1954, the scarlet maple was added to the site to fulfill a request that Carman had made in his poem "The Grave-Tree," in which he writes:
"Let me have a scarlet maple
For the grave-tree at my head
With the quiet sun behind it
In the years when I am dead."