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

New York State Distribution [-]
This wetland tree has a discontinuous distribution across the state. Most of our populations are within the glaciated areas of central and western New York, but it is also found near the coast in southeastern New York.

Global Distribution [-]
The tree ranges from New York west through southern Ontario, southern Michigan, and southeastern Nebraska, south to eastern Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, northern Georgia, and northern North Carolina. It is also planted within and outside of this native range.
Best Places to See
• Conewango Swamp Wildlife Management Area (Cattaraugus County)
• Galen Wildlife Management Area (Wayne County)
• Swamp at inlet of Owasco Lake (Cayuga County)