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    Author(s): Thomas W. McConkey; Wendell E. Smith
    Date: 1958
    Source: Station Paper NE-108. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 19 p.
    Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    White pine and fire! These two - the tree and its destroyer, fire - are keys to the history and present make-up of the research program on the Massabesic Experimental Forest at Alfred, Maine. The Forest was established in the late 1930's to study the management of eastern white pine. During World War II, it was shut down, and reopened again in 1946. Then, in 1947, the timber on 3,000 of the Forest's 3,700 acres was destroyed in the well-remembered October blow-up of wildfires, which all together seared 150,000 acres in southwestern Maine.

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    McConkey, Thomas W.; Smith, Wendell E. 1958. The Massabesic Experimental Forest. Station Paper NE-108. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 19 p.

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