Re: How common is Ginseng in western pa ??
Its like finding a needle in a haystack...unless you know of a hayfield with needle laden hay bales. Take the time to research ginseng habitats and companion plants. A few years ago I knew nothing of ginseng. I have since learned the names of all native trees and understory plants and now I can reliably find ginseng whenever I want to, even in new places. I don't dig it, I just really enjoy hiking and trying to find it.
I am in western PA by the way.