Pocahontas State Park doesn’t boast any trees of that stature. The park was carved out of lands that had been harvested of their timber, and some of it had been replanted to loblolly plantations. Timber harvest continued until recently in parts of the park that were designated as State Forest. So what we see now is mostly trees less than a century old. Still, there are a few exceptions. Pictured here is a Tuliptree with a girth of just over 11 feet, impressive to stand beside though far short of the champion in Chesapeake County with a girth of over 32 feet.