DCA Outdoor sponsors first qualified opportunity property in Opportunity Zone
Newly formed company 'The Tree Ranch, LLC' will grow trees on 1,000 acres of former ranch land
"The Tree Ranch is an opportunity to invest in the future and development within the community," said Tory Schwope, founder of Schwope Brothers Tree Farm and principle of The Tree Ranch, LLC. "This is a very rare opportunity to convert current poorly maintained ranch land and unlock the true potential. By utilizing the health and fertility of the soil and turning the ranch into a tree farm, we will be adding trees to the environment in the upcoming years."
The Tree Ranch is an extension of the already successful and profitable Schwope Brothers Tree Farms which was established in 1976. Schwope currently encompasses over 35 farms spanning more than 2,400 acres and is the largest ball and burlap tree producer in the United States. It leads the tree production industry in sustainable agriculture practices.
With a mission to create a family of green industry companies that provide unparalleled production and vertical integration, DCA Outdoor serves a family of brands including Anna Evergreen, Brehob Nurseries, Colonial Gardens, KAT Wholesale Outdoor, PlantRight, PlantRight Supply, Schwope Brothers Tree Farms, Utopian Plants, and Utopian Transport. Focused on integrating nursery stock production with distribution, transportation, and sales and marketing, DCA Outdoor creates a more efficient and sustainable operation positioned for long-term success.
Tory believes that our society is currently missing a unique opportunity to achieve efficiencies and better success across many siloed, niche industries. He has filled that need through DCA Outdoor.
"Our company's philosophy is to create alignment and efficiency in our business as well as to treat the soil correctly to create and grow plants with great root systems," Schwope said. "We are leaders in innovation and will leave the Earth a better place for our grandchildren."
Sugar Creek Mayor Mike Larson is excited about the development of The Tree Ranch and couldn't be happier about a new tree farm coming to the community.
"Our relationship with Schwope Brothers Tree Farm couldn't be better if we drew it up ourselves," Larson said. "I have nothing but praise for the company and we are currently looking to develop jobs since we have a great workforce in Sugar Creek. They are everything we could hope for in a local business."
DCA Outdoor has structured this investment so that 100% of the land, equipment, and trees to be used will be located in a designate Opportunity Zone and has engaged the Polsinelli law firm to advise on Opportunity Zone compliance matters.
DCA Outdoor will be raising capital under a Regulation D 506(c) offering for the development of The Tree Farm, LLC's fertile fields and to purchase and grow trees that will be sold to landscapers when they are mature, beginning three years from now.
"I am super excited about a new tree farm," Schwope said. "The soil at this ranch, which was formerly a cattle ranch, is amazing and will grow healthy trees, which the market desperately needs."
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Curt Marchand, media contact