I am in west-central NH. It takes a lot of effort to find ginseng in this area. So I can understand why people think it is rarer than it actually is.
Vermont is supposed to have much more ginseng habitat than New Hampshire. Is this true ? How hard is it to find a healthy population of ginseng in Vermont ? I have not been hiking in Vermont so I do not know what is going on over there. I have seen some very good habitat in the Connecticut River Valley degraded by logging.
Is ginseng declining in Vermont, or is it doing okay ?
Oh, by the way- Hello Maya !
We can't be too far apart, but ya, you do not have the maple and soils we do. You've got a lot more sandier soils and much more acidic. Lot's of oaks over there. We have a real prised root over here, normally fetching high dollar. I guess quantity wise it is light though. We don't see near the numbers as other states.
I went out for a couple hours today to bury some berries. Everything is mixed green and red.