Land Trusts are the worst of the worst. They border illegality on most of their deals and are often taking advantage of elderly folks who have been on their lad for decades.
The land trust controlled a little quarter acre woodlot down the street from me till the owner said screw it and allowed the state to take it for back taxes. Then when the land trust was asked if they would take ownership and pay the taxes they dropped it like a hot rock.
They wanted to control it, not be responsible for it.