Hughes Tree Service cleans up New Pennsylvania Cemetery in Gretna


In recognition of Arbor Day, crews from Hughes Tree Service donated professional services to the New Pennsylvania Cemetery in Gretna.

The Gretna-based company also donated work to Heartland Family Services in Omaha. The crews provided tree care, trimming and pruning overgrown trees on the properties.

The New Pennsylvania Cemetery near 198th and Ridgemont Streets was established on August 30, 1875 by the Rishel family, who moved to Sarpy County from Pennsylvania. There were numerous dangerous trees in the cemetery that needed to be removed.

Hughes Tree Service estimated the value of the services donated to be over $20,000.

“Our Arbor Day tree care donations have become a proud tradition for us here at Hughes Tree Service,” said President Stacy Hughes in a press release. “Arbor Day has always been very special here in Nebraska and we are honored to give back and help on this special day.