ADOPT-A-TREE PROGRAM

As part of the ongoing renovation of our community, the Dumont Shade Tree Commission is planting trees as part of the Adopt-A-Tree program. The commission will purchase and plant these trees at no cost to the homeowner.

The program is designed to improve the streetscape of our community through the planting of trees around the borough. All the trees are planted at the direction of the DSTC in front of homes in Dumont where they will have the best chance for a long and healthy life. Two elements are critical for the success of the program; the right tree for the right location, and homeowners who will watch over the trees.

Once the trees are planted, they will need to be watered and watched over.

Trees provide a healthier environment for everyone, Thanks for being a Green Neighbor!

Which Tree and Where?

American Sycamore
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Red Maple -- Sunset
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Eastern Redbud
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Hornbeam
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Sunset Red Maple
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close-up of Redbud
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TALL SHADE TREES

Examples: ​

  • Little Leaf Linden - Tilia cordata

  • Red Oak - Quercus rubra

  • Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis

MEDIUM SHADE TREES

Examples: 

  • American Hornbeam - Carpinus caroliniana

  • American Yellowwood
    Cladrastit kentukea (lutea)

  • Red Maple - Acer Rubrum

SMALL SHADE TREES

Examples: ​

  • Cherry - Prunus serrulata "Kwanzan"

  • Hawthorn - Crataegus exyacantha

  • Redbud - Cersis canadensis

When applying for the Adopt-a-Tree program, please include the following important information about where you want us to plant the tree: location of any underground sprinklers, overhead wire locations, nearest trees, adjacent sidewalks, driveway or other hard surfaces, and any structures. This will help us determine the right tree to plant. Utility mark-outs will also be ordered prior to planting.

Ready to Adopt-a-Tree? Fill out this Form!

Thank you for submitting your request!

Adopt-A-Tree plantings are done as resources allow, usually once in the Spring and once in the Fall. We will contact you as we are staking out for the new trees before the planting crew arrives. Trees are planted in the borough Right of Way and are the sole responsibility of the DSTC. Planting subject to available nursery stock.