- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Two Aspen-area neighbors who are also prominent lawyers are fighting in court over trees cut down to get a better view of Mount Sopris.

Patent attorney Gerald Hosier, who also lives in New York City, accuses Walter Stuart of hiring a landscaper who strayed onto his land to remove 30 to 50 aspens last November. The Aspen Daily News (https://bit.ly/1v0nwPR ) reports Hosier is seeking at least $1 million, the amount of property value he says Stuart gained by getting a clear view of the nearly 13,000-foot peak.

Hosier has put up PVC poles to represent the lost trees.

Stuart is asking that they be removed for photographs taken of the land for the trial. An arborist he hired says the removal of the trees has benefited another nearby grove of trees.


Information from: Aspen Daily News, https://www.aspendailynews.com

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