My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Your work... is to resist the easy answer, to seek out the truth... just as the author's work is to face the blank page with faith and optimism.”
Humanities Instructor David Elliott

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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