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Penobscot Experimental Forest: 60 years of research and demonstration in Maine, 1950-2010

@inproceedings{Kenefic2014PenobscotEF,
  title={Penobscot Experimental Forest: 60 years of research and demonstration in Maine, 1950-2010},
  author={L. Kenefic and John C. Brissette},
  year={2014}
}
The Penobscot Experimental Forest (PEF) in Maine has been the site of U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station (previously Northeastern Forest Experiment Station) research on northern conifer silviculture and ecology since 1950. Purchased by forest industry and leased to the Forest Service for long-term experimentation, the PEF was donated to the University of Maine Foundation in 1994. Since that time, the University and the Forest Service have worked in… 

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