Vine and Tree Tonic consists of Horn Manure (500) and dried Equisetum, mixed together and made into a spray which is used as a foliar spray to reduce fungus development, especially during a wet season.
The Horn Manure (500) stimulates growth and renewal of the cambium as well as doing this for the roots when sprayed on the soil. Equisetum arvense contains a protective factor against fungus infection. The application of the tonic as a wash is recommended in all cases where there is loose, split or peeling bark, sap bleeding, lesions from pruning or broken-off branches, and especially if the tree is covered with mould, mildew, lichen or moss. It is a preparatory step to the application of the Vine, Tree & Shrub Paste.