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Ginseng harvester complains about prescribed burn

Published: 8:44 PM, 04/19/2013 Last updated: 8:44 PM, 04/19/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Hugh Hartsell, of Morristown, who harvests ginseng in the Houston Valley area of the U.S. National Forest, has accused forestry officials of "absolute carelessness" in carrying out a prescribed burn in "miles" of forest floor containing young ginseng plants.

"They did not have to do this, and they have destroyed thousands of dollars of ginseng that I planted," Hartsell stated in a recent email to the Newport Plain Talk.

Hartsell added, "Any competent person who has a decent education would know that ginseng, goldenseal, bloodroot, and dozens of other woodland plants are emerging right now. Pure absolute carelessness on the U.S. Forest Service part."

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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