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.

American Basswood Tilia Americana
Linden Tiliaceae family

Leaves are large, generally heart-shaped, and have uneven bases. Leaves are alternate and measure 5"-10" long, toothed edges.

Flowers/Fruit: Flowers are white to yellowish with five petals, flowering June through August. The fruit is hard and grows in nut-like clusters. Both the flowers and fruit are attached by a leaf-like bracet, which is distinguishing to Lindens.

Twigs/Bark: Twigs are generally spotted and have bright red alternating buds, which resemble apple seeds. Bark is dark and grooved when mature, smooth when young.

Form/Habitat: Basswood is a strong eco-indicator of rich, moist woods. Commonly grows 50'-80'.

NWI Status: FACU



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