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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.

Meetings

DSTC will meet the third Monday of each month, except for January and February due to public holiday conflicts. Meetings will be at the Dumont Senior Center, 39 Dumont Avenue from 7:30-9:00 pm unless otherwise specified. All are welcome!

  • January 8 - 2nd Monday 

  • February 12 - 2nd Monday 

  • March 19 

  • April 16 

  • May 21 

  • June 18 (at Dumont Shade Tree Arboretum on West Shore Drive)

  • July 16  (at Dumont Shade Tree Arboretum on West Shore Drive)

  • August 20 

  • September 17

  • October 15

  • November 19

  • December 17

Find more Dumont Shade Tree events here!

History

In 2006 a small group of concerned citizens banded together to bring the benefits of the NJ Community Forestry Assistance Act to Dumont.

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. 

The TOP reasons we need shade trees:

  1. Trees help purify the air we breathe by absorbing pollutants.

  2. Trees increase property values and improve the tax base in communities.

  3. Trees improve neighborhood appeal, attracting businesses, shoppers, and homeowners.

  4. Trees cool our cities and towns by reducing heat generated by buildings and paved surfaces.

  5. Tree shade, properly placed, can save an average household up to $250 annually in energy costs.

  6. Trees reduce the amount of pollutants in sewer systems, saving communities millions of dollars in water treatment costs.

  7. Trees soften harsh building lines and large expanses of pavement, making urban environments much more pleasant.

  8. Trees provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, maintaining a balance with nature even in urban areas.

  9. Trees reduce the amount of water-borne pollutants that reach streams and rivers.

  10. Trees reduce levels of domestic violence and foster safer, more sociable neighborhood environments.

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