Informational links provided with permission by the Virginia Tech Department of Forestry VTree ID chart & Wikipedia
Zoar Valley's Rucker Index:
- Tulip Tree - 156.0'
- American Sycamore - 153.0'
- White Ash - 139.0'
- Bitternut Hickory - 136.4'
- Eastern Cottonwood - 134.4'
- Northern Red Oak - 131.1' 140.3???
- American Beech - 130.11
- American Basswood -128.7'
- Sugar Maple - 127.0' (on Knife Edge Ridge Terrace)
- Black Cherry - 126.4'
Rucker Index of 136.21' (all hardwoods) - 137.3 - Robert Leverett September 26, 2006
Black Walnut - 124.1
American Elm - 128.3
Shagbark Hicory 97.8'
American Sycamore 144.6' (Skinnydip Terrace)
Red Maple - 109.2'
Yellow Birch - 101.3' (Basswood Terrace)
Eastern Hophornbeam - 69.9'
ENT Thread on Zoar Valley Champion Trees - "It seems that New England is destined to trail
western NY in the variety of tall hardwoods, courtesy of NY's
spectacular Zoar Valley." - Robert Leverett
ENT Thread on Zoar Valley NY Trees - "I think Zoar Valley's gonna join the 130' foot club, and...it's gonna do it
without any conifers. Whoa! Them's fightin' words from that there New
Yorker!" - Tom Diggins
ENT Thread on the 2003 Zoar Valley "Tally in the Valley Event" and subsequent visits to Zoar by Tom Diggins and crew. A MUST READ! - Excellent thread on Zoar Valley giant trees discovered. "Zoar Valley always surprises us, but these past few days the news has
been stunning..." - Thomas Diggins, June 10, 2003. "Zoar Valley continues to emerge as a very, very significant place, ecologically and with abundant scenic treasures." - Robert Leverett, June 30, 2003. "Thanks, my dear friend Bob, for the compliments on our "Tally in the
Valley" event at Zoar Valley, one hour drive south of Buffalo. It was
truly exciting to have you all out here to see the greatest discovery of
the Western New York Old Growth Survey, which sponsored the event, along
with the New York Old Growth Forest Association." Bruce Kershner, July 1, 2003
Eastern Native Tree Society's Zoar Valley Visual Tour of the Gallery of Giants - some pictures of Zoar's Giants
ENT Article listing some ages of a few trees in Zoar Valley - Edward Frank, October 16, 2007