A Woonsocket, Rhode Island, man has been ordered to stop selling Christmas trees from his yard after neighbors complained to City Hall.
Douglas Taft tells the Woonsocket Call he was selling the trees as a fundraiser for his daughter's high school track team.
He says he called City Hall first and was told there would be no problem.
He bought 16 trees from a local garden center for $16 each and began selling them for $26.
He was issued a cease and desist order about two weeks ago. Taft says he still has about a dozen unsold trees.
City Solicitor Michael Marcello says it's illegal to run a business from a residential zone, and if someone with the city told Taft he could sell Christmas trees, they gave him bad information.