The biggest man-made forest is at risk by the smallest threat

Releasing a novel treatment for trees.

Plants have evolved an entirely different way of dealing with infections "compartmentalization of decay in trees" but this can block the sap travelling up to the higher areas.

Using Plant Defense Activators to Induce resistance, especially systemic acquired resistance in diseased trees can limit some of those effects.

Using tech and biology together.

What is it?

What is it?

Releasing a novel treatment for trees.

Plants have evolved an entirely different way of dealing with infections "compartmentalization of decay in trees" but this can block the sap travelling up to the higher areas.

Using Plant Defense Activators to Induce resistance, especially systemic acquired resistance in diseased trees can limit some of those effects.

Using tech and biology together.

Arbour Solutions

Using technology described by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century in "Rule of Trees". in the early 1700's, Hales tested the effect, one of which was to inject camphor into trees. He could smell the the camphor when it reached the buds.

Refined and perfected in Italy by Lucio Montecchio Associate Professor at UniPD, inventor of “BITE®” at De Rebus Plantarum and the University of Padova.

Currently the emphasis is placed on creating smaller diameter and shallower holes. In addition, very little pressure if any is used, another Italian Giovanni Battista Venturi in the time as Da Vinci , an Italian physicist, described the effects of the Venturi Effect .

An injectable solution remedy for trees.

Organic, biodegradable, inoculation through endermology.

Using nature to help fight tree disease.

Does not add toxic chemicals to the groundwater.

This is a biomodulator and stimulant to treat pests from nature.

Needs to be protected from light as it undergoes photodegradation. 

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Tree injection plan

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Tree Injectables for Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer also known as Euwallacea fornicatus ------------------------------------------------ READ MORE BY CLICKING ON THE TEXT BELOW

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Pricing Table

Arbour Solutions

  • Arbour Solutions Quote per Property
  • Callout settled on the day of consultation - R 550
  • Plus
  • Per tree, based on the circumference at 150 cm from the ground:
  • ≤ 1 meter - R 600.00
  • 1-2 meters - R 1 100.00
  • 2-3 meters - R 1 400.00
  • 3-4 meters - R 1 700.00
  • ≥ 4 meters - TBC on site


The Client hereby engages the Arbour Solutions to perform tree care services according to the scope of the quoted and detailed on the website.

1. The location CLIENT ADDRESS (the “Property”). The Client warrants and represents that the Client either owns the Property holds the authority to engage the Arbour Solutions requested on the Property.

1.1  Any additional work required by the Client or proposed by the Contractor which is not specified  shall be quoted for separately and when completed added to the invoice.

1.2 The Client hereby authorizes Arbour Solutions to take photographs of the Client’s property for the use of study purposes and promotion  and grants Arbour Solutions the sole right in the intellectual property of any such photographs.

2. Obligations of the Client

2.1. The Client need not be present during service calls and hereby grants permission to the Contractor and shall facilitate entry to access the property on scheduled or otherwise agreed service days during the local hours of 8am to 5pm.

2.2. The Client shall be responsible for the removal of any objects e.g. toys, furniture, pet waste, rubbish etc. that will hinder the Contractor in performing under this agreement.

2.3. The Client shall keep all pets secured inside a building or fenced area and shall keep people away from the Contractor's area of work for the safety of all parties concerned whilst the Contractor is performing services.

2.4. The Client shall notify the Contractor in writing of any plants that are particularly rare or are a collector's item and their approximate replacement costs. The Contractor reserves the right not to perform any services in close proximity to such plants.

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3.3. The Contractor shall provide all labour, equipment and supplies required to perform the services and undertakes to properly maintain all equipment so that work is performed timeously and to a professional standard.

3.3. If services cannot be carried out by the Contractor on any specified day, such service shall be re-scheduled as soon as possible by mutual agreement, failing which the cost of all missed services shall be deducted from the invoice.

4. Liability

4.1. The Contractor shall not be held liable for damage to items on or below the property which are not clearly visible or marked such as cables, wires, pipes or sprinkler components.

4.2. The Contractor shall only be liable for damage caused to plants if such damage was caused by wilfull negligence or improper operation of equipment.

4.3. The Client shall not be liable for any damage to the Contractor's equipment or any injury or illness sustained by the Contractor and his/her employees.

4.4. The Contractor shall not be liable for the poor health or lack of performance of trees treated beyond the scope of the service(s) contracted. No guarantee can be made about a cure, it is a treatment and as such may be subject to factors out of the control of the Contractor.

6. Whole Agreement

This Contract and Website information schedule attached constitute the sole and entire Agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof and the parties waive the right to rely on any alleged expressed or implied provision not contained therein.

7. Assignment

No party may assign any of its rights or delegate or assign any of its obligations without the prior written consent of the other party.

8. Governing Law

This Contract and Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and governed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa and the Domicile of choice be deemed to be Saxonwold Johannesburg.


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Selected Readings

Selected Readings

The first research by Leonardo Da Vinci described in detail the workings of tree anatomy and physiology resulting in the "Rule of Trees"

Here is some more academic articles should you want more detail:
Refining trunk injection strategies for controlling folicutar insect pest and disease in Michigan State University. Charles Clark Coslor. A dissertation Entomology—Doctor of Philosophy 2017

Grape vine injection of salicylic acid . Salicylic acid treatment of grape berries retards ripening. E Kraeva, C. Andary, A. Carbonneu and A. Deloire

Spiers A. Ward BG, 2001 - Injection treatment for control of plant diseases. In Patent Cooperation Treaty, Vol PCT WO 01 / 76355A1

Frank L. Howard, Kingston, Nestor E. Caroselli, COMPOSITIONS FOR TREE THERAPY

J. Hu, J. Jiang, and N. Wang Control of Citrus Huanglongbing via Trunk Injection of Plant Defense Activators and Antibiotics Phytopathology 2018 108:186-195

Efficacy of systemic acquired resistance inducers in olive leaf spot management Australasian Plant Pathology 42(2)

Paap, T., de Beer, Z.W., Migliorini, D., Nel, W.J., Wingfield, M.J., 2018. The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) and its fungal symbiont Fusarium euwallaceae: a new invasion in South Africa. Australasian Plant Pathology 47, 231-237.