Bonsai Raffia - Wiring Aid For Branch Protection
Raffia is used to protect your trees branches and bark from any scaring when using training wire or branch benders. Raffia also helps keep branch pliable and prevents bark from dying out and cracking.
Directions: Soak the raffia in water for 30 minutes and then wrap tightly around your branch. As the raffia dries, it will shrink and tighten - giving the branch more support to ensure your branch will not snap when shaping.