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Dec 9, 2015 12:18 PM

Family feud keeps NH Christmas tree farm closed a 2nd year

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A family feud is keeping a popular New Hampshire tree farm closed through another holiday season.

The 600-acre Rossview Farm is closed for a second season in a family dispute over who owns the farm and its 8,100 trees.

Wayne and Ruth Ross planned to give it to their only son, Don. But things soured and they served their son an eviction notice in 2013. That set off more legal challenges. A trial is scheduled for next year.

A lawyer for Wayne and Ruth Ross tells the Concord Monitor reports the legal arguments include some esoteric concepts, such as a common law doctrine involving plants planted and tended by people, as compared to "products of the soil" that grow naturally.

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