Heritage Trees

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2015, the National Big Tree Program has been a testament to American Forests’ legacy of leadership in recognizing the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees. Visit the American Forests website.

As part of Dumont Shade Tree Commission's first 5 year Plan, a history of the borough and its trees was written. That document is viewable by clicking HERE.

Why are big trees more beneficial than small trees? Quite simply, if they have space to grow, a large mature tree provides more shade, cleaner air, more stormwater management and more shaded streets than a smaller tree. To read more from the US Forest Service (Dept. of Agriculture), click here.

How old are these big trees? Click here to calculate the approximate age of a tree.