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.