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.

Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus
Pine Pinaceae family

Leaves: Needles are 2"-4" long, flexible, and grow 5 to a bundle which easily distinguishes it from the rest of the pine family.

Flowers/Fruits: Cones are slender, commonly 3"-6" long, and always longer than they are wide.

Twigs/Bark: Unlike several other pines, the bark of a white pine tree is not scaly, but instead dark with deep furrows and very thick. White pine branches grow horizontally with the tips varying from upwards to downwards pointing. Overall shape seems soft or feathery, niether consistently connical nor rounded, but varying.

Form/Habitat: White pines can reach hieghts of 80'-110' feet and prefer acidic to moderately moist or wet soil. This is a shade-tolerant species which will sprout and survive with only 20% of full light.

NWI Status: FACU

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