Judge Weighs in on Concord Christmas Tree Farm Feud

May 3, 2016

Baby Christmas trees on another farm in Lee, N.H.
Credit Selbe B via Flickr Creative Commons

A judge has ruled that the owner of a popular New Hampshire Christmas tree farm can continuing leasing the land from his parents despite their insistence that he stop.

The Concord Monitor reports) that last week's decision ends one chapter in a family feud that's kept the 600-acre Rossview Farm shuttered for two winters.

The judge ruled that Don Ross has the right to lease the land and manage its crops. Those include blueberries and strawberries.

The judge also ruled that Ross owns nearly all of the 8,100 Christmas trees.

The farm shut down in 2014 during a legal dispute between Ross, and his parents, Wayne and Ruth Ross. The couple moved to evict their son in 2013, claiming he never paid $21,000 owed in a lease agreement.