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.

Fraxinus velutina
Oleaceae

Leaves: 5-9 leaflets 5" long. Individual leaves are lanceolate and smooth. Young leaves have a velvety surface.

Flowers: Flowers are small and green with no petals. Male flowers only have two stamens. They will appear in early spring before the leaves unfold.

Fruit: 1.25" long and light brown. They are very papery and flat. They hang in dense clusters at the tip of the stem. They are dispersed by the wind.

Twigs: Opposite.

Bark: Dark with an interwoven pattern of narrow furrows and shallow ridges.

Form/Habitat: Velvet Ash is not adapted to an arid climate and is only found near a permanent source of water such as a stream, wash or canyon. They can be found from, southern Nevada and Utah to Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas.


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