Biodynamic Preparations and Formulations

In this section you will find information on the preparations that are unique to the Bio-dynamic Method of Farming.
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“The idea is one of building, strengthening and enriching the bark and trunk of the tree,
which can be thought of as the ‘soil’ out of which the tree’s vegetative growth springs.”

Hugh Lovel

Tree Paste

Provides a protective cover on the bark of trees and shrubs

Preparation of Tree Paste



  • 1/3 Sand
  • 1/3 Fine clay (loam clay type)
  • 1/3 Fresh cow dung
  • ¼ to ½ kg CPP to 10 litres of water
  • 1% equisetum tea
  • one portion (25 gms) of stirred Prep BD500


  1. Mix equal parts of sand, fine clay & fresh cow dung & CPP.
  2. Dissolve this with Equisetum tea and Prep BD500.
  3. Stir for 10 minutes until such a consistency is achieved that one can paint the material on the tree bark with a brush.

Application of Tree Paste

  1. Scrape and brush bark to remove dead, loose parts.
  2. Paint on Tree Paste as liberally as possible
  3. The bark of trunks and branches that have received this treatment becomes smooth and clean after a few years, and the trees grow healthy.