Ginseng: a medicinal root with a long tradition of harvesting in Appalachia. But can the plant withstand the demands of a global market? Hal Herring takes a personal look at the plants, the place and the people that make up the history of ginseng digging.
Near the top of the Rockies, crews climb trees and risk danger to collect pine cones. But this isn’t an extreme sport: their work is key to saving one of the West’s iconic trees.