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Mission Statement

To promote a sustainable and productive community forest and shade tree resource that will subsequently improve the quality of life for the residents of the Borough of Dumont NJ.


In 2006 a small group of concerned citizens banded together to bring the benefits of the NJ Community Forestry Assistance Act to Dumont. This group was publicly known as the Ad-Hoc Committee for the formation of the Dumont Shade Tree Commission.

In 2008, the Council passed Ordinance No. 1358 of the Borough of Dumont, Dumont Shade Tree Rules and Regulations Ordinance.

In 2010, Dumont became a TREE CITY USA! The program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs. 

Dumont Shade Tree Commissioners

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:64-1, this article shall establish the " Shade Tree Commission of the Borough of Dumont," consisting of five members and two alternate members appointed by the Mayor, who shall be residents of the Borough of Dumont, for the regulation, planting, care, and control of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery upon and in the streets, highways, public places, parks and parkways of the Borough of Dumont. The two alternate members, who shall be known as the "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2," shall serve during the absence or disqualification of any regular member or members.

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