~Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
~Piece of Plastic
Step 1 of 6-- Vertical Incisions
Makes four 3-inch vertical incisions through the rootstock's bark. Slip a small rubber band on the rootstock, stopping just below these vertical cuts. With the point of a knife, separate the bark from the wood and peel them down. Then cut off an equal-sized piece of rootstock with shears.