Bruno Rutman Pagnoncelli

Nucleario is a pest management device for trees that provides controlled release of rainwater and physical protection from weeds and pests.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Nucleario is a biodegradable ring that can protect tree saplings. The device provides a controlled release of rainwater and a barrier to protect the saplings from weeds and leaf-cutting ants.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Beta version will be released from manufacturer

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Similar products include Treegator slow release watering bags and various tree guards.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 15: Life on land

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Forest restoration workers in Brazil

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