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Tape - self amalgamating
Used instead of, and sometimes together with, rafia when bending branches.
This rubber tape is slightly tacky and sticks to itself when stretched around branches. The tape is really flexible and will stretch to more than five times its original length.
Self amalgamating tape is also useful for joining together a branch which has been broken say during the wiring process and will hold the parts of the branch exactly in place while the tree heals itself. The tape which can be left on the branch and will deteriorate over a few years by which time the branch is repaired.
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