Step 9.

Wrap the graft securely with masking tape or a special grafting tape. Polyethylene budding tape may be used for this wrap, but may require cutting at a later date to prevent girdling. Make certain that the cambium layers of the scion and stock remain aligned during the wrapping process. Note in the inset that the wrap extends from below the graft union to a point slightly above. This is essential to prevent drying of the cut surfaces before callousing takes place.

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