6 CRR-NY 193.5NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER II. LANDS AND FORESTS
PART 193. TREES AND PLANTS
6 CRR-NY 193.5
6 CRR-NY 193.5
193.5 Collection, sale and conservation of American ginseng in New York.
(a) Season.
(1) Wild ginseng may be collected only between September 1st and November 30th of any year.
(2) The purchase from collectors or sale to dealers of green wild ginseng between the 1st day of January and the 31st day of August is prohibited.
(3) Dry ginseng may not be purchased or sold during the period of April 1st to September 15th in any year unless previously weighed and recorded by the State by March 31st.
(b) Maturity.
(1) Wild ginseng plants may be collected only if they are a minimum of five years old. The age of the plant shall be determined by counting the number of stem scars on the rhizome (also known as root neck) of the plant. A five year old ginseng plant will have four stem scars on the rhizome.
(2) No wild plant with green, unripe fruit and immature seeds may be collected.
(3) All seeds from collected wild ginseng plants must be planted, in mineral soil to the depth of the thickness of the seed within 50 feet of the place of collection, immediately after collection.
(c) Landowner permission.
(1) Ginseng may be harvested only by the landowner or with written permission of the landowner.
(2) No ginseng may be harvested from lands administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation without a temporary revocable permit. Permits will only be issued for academic or scientific research.
6 CRR-NY 193.5
Current through April 15, 2018
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