My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata
Walnut Juglandaceae family

Leaves: Very large, compound leaves, usually with 5 hairless leaflets. The end 3 leaflets are conspicuously larger than the two nearer the base of the leaf.


Flowers/Fruit: Nuts are egg-shaped 1-3" long, and edible. Yellowish husk, thick, splitting to base.

Twigs are stout and reddish-brown, and somewhat shiny. End bud is large and football-shaped with many overlapping scales.



Bark: Light gray colored, very shaggy, in long loose strips. This is a distinguishing feature.

Form: This is a tall tree, reaching heights of 60-90' and diameters up to 2-3'.

NWI status: FACU


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