New York Natural Heritage Program
Big Shellbark Hickory
Carya laciniosa (Michx. f.) G. Don
Dicots

Threats [-]
As a floodplain tree, some populations were likely lost or severely reduced as these floodplains were converted to agricultural lands or subjected to permanent flooding through dam creations. Today, this is not as much of a threat. Some of the larger trees may be subject to timber activites, but selective cutting should allow young individuals to remain and maintain species recruitment. Dense coverage of aggressive non-native plants within the floodplain could limit recruitment.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
A forest buffer should be provided along the floodplains where these trees occur. Natural flooding regimes should be maintained.

Research Needs [-]
There are no known research needs at this time.