"Shrubman" is freed

John Thoburn, the "Shrub Man" of Reston, Virginia who was jailed in a dispute with Fairfax County over tree planting on his golf range, has been released after 3 months in prison.

A judge released Thoburn after Thoburn agreed to allow the county to plant 200 trees on the driving range. However, according to Thoburn, the county did not follow its own ordinance when planting the trees, which is the very reason it went after Thoburn in the first place. Now, Thoburn may be forced to sell his property to pay legal debts. The full story is available at http://www.freejohnthoburn.com.

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