Figure 7. Patch budding pecans. A) Make 2 parallel cuts extending halfway around the stock with a double-blade knife. Make a single vertical cut at one side connecting the parallel cuts. Make similar parallel cuts above and below the desired bud on the budstick. Then make 2 vertical cuts above and below the desired bud on the budstick. Then 2 more vertical cuts so that the bark patch with the bud can be removed from the budstick. B) Raise the flap of bark on the stock. C) Fit the bud snugly against the one cut side of the stock and tear off the flap of bark on the other side so that it slightly overlaps the bud patch. D) Wrap the patch with a rubber budding strip or budding tape. E) Wrapping completed. F) Growth of patch bud.