My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“We are used to working with sick patients in the hospital setting, so it was nice to see the other end of the spectrum and be able to raise awareness among the students.”
Sandra Guglielmi, Nursing major

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.

Pin or Fire Cherry Prunus pensylvanica
Rose Rosaceae family


Leaves are alternate, lance-shaped, narrow, very finely toothed, shiny green, paler underneath. 2 - 5" long.

Flowers grow in white clusters with very erect stamens. Blooms in March - April.

Fruits are clusters of red, fleshy berries on long, reddish stems.

Twigs are smooth, with clusters of tiny, reddish buds at the twig ends.

Bark is reddish-brown, shiny, and has horizontal lenticels.

Form/Habitat: Pin cherry is a small, fast-growing tree that colonizes quickly following disturbance. 10 - 20' tall, and 2 - 8" in diameter.

NWI Status: FACU-



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