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Tie With Hand

Tie in the scion with a strip of bicycle or auto innertube or with polyethylene budding tape. Regular budding string can be damaged by light before the union "takes". Check to see that the tie is firm without excessive pressure. When tying, make sure the upper and lower flaps of the strip cover and remain in contact with the sloped cuts of the scion. These are the areas where callus from the stock and scion first unite. Union of the sides is slower.

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