Got some great feedback last night from moderator but am looking for reader input on this subject. I have optimum planting site on large acreage but quite a lot of mountain laurel. Was told it presents a shade problem, however I read on a site that the leaves of this plant are toxic to ginseng and that ginseng should be planted uphill from mountain laurel to prevent damage from toxic runoff. If I were to lop down all of the mountain laurel to the ground and keep it monitored, I don't see any reason why I couldn't plant ginseng at will...since it is the leaves of the laurel and not the roots that are supposedly harmful. Can anyone give me some more feedback on this? Thanks...would appreciate as I am getting ready to plant.