Caring for Trees Today, Planting Trees for Tomorrow
50 Washington Avenue
Dumont, New Jersey 07628
Phone: (201) 244-3920
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Shade Tree business should be directed to: Ray.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Shade Tree Commission||Term Expires|
|Raymond Slaman||April 2014|
|Tom Fisichella||December 2013|
|Abbie Slaman||December 2017|
|Kathleen Sheridan-Parrish||December 2015|
|Larry Tobias||December 2016|
|Sally Tayeb||December 2015|
|Ryan Metz||December 2017|
|William Brophy, Council Liaison||December 2013|
The Dumont Shade Tree Commission is committed 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.
Formally established by Ordinance in 2007, the DSTC is an active participant in the New Jersey Community Forestry Program. Our NJ Forestry Service Approved Management Plan includes multiple CSIP Target Activities, meeting annual training requirements, and special CORE Training for at least one municipal and one Volunteer participant. Please click on the below link to view the 2011-2015 Community Forestry Management Plan.
The 2008 Dumont Shade Tree Ordinance for Public Lands is the first formal regulation of Shade Trees in Dumont. The ordinance outlines definitions for ownership of a tree, the Right of Way, responsibilities and rights of the Borough and Property Owners regarding trees on Public Lands. In addition, in the event of an emergency or other public threat, the ordinance outlines the Borough's right to act with regard to trees on Private Land.
2011 - 2015 Community Forestry Management Plan
* Shade to cool our homes and streets
* Flowers, Leaves & Fall Color
* Peace and Serenity
* Clean Air & Less Ozone
* Reduced Rain Water Run-Off
* Safety through intelligent maintenance
* Better Local Business Streetscape
* Higher Property Values (but not higher taxes!)
Street Tree Survey: A great way to contribute your community volunteer hours and learn about our street trees for Scouts, Ecology Groups, and interested neighbors who want to improve their streetscape. Computer Geeks welcome to help set up iTree, the new US Forestry Service software that can predict such things as oxygen production and reduction in rainwater runoff.
Adopt-A-Tree Program: Free Street Trees planted in the Right Of Way (along the road), in exchange for the home owner's commitment to water the tree for at least 3 years and to watch out for it to prevent damage from cars, mowers, etc. A selection of trees is available for Small (under 25') Medium (25'-50') and Large (Over 50') site conditions. See the Adopt-A-Tree plantings at the Dumont Shade Tree Arboretum on West Shore Avenue along the railroad tracks. Applications for Spring Planting are due by the last day of January. Applications for Fall Planting are due by the last day of July. For further information regarding the Adopt-A-Tree Program, please click on the below link.
DSTC Meetings: In general, the DSTC meets the 3rd Monday of each month at the Senior Center. See the Borough Calendar. 2011 will be a busy year with hot topics such as writing the 2011-2016 Shade Tree Management Plan with our Certified Tree Expert consultant; developing an ordinance for Shade Trees on Private Lands; and establishing a Foundation for the Dumont Shade Tree Arboretum.