The first thing you need is the right material: Tree Wrap! Mine is made by Drainage Industries, 300 N. Lilas Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin 04514. Check the Internet for where to buy it. Basically it is a thin layer of tar trapped between two layers of thick brown crinkled paper (=no painting necessary!). This roll is 4 in. wide and 150 FEET long. That’s a LOT of shingles, my friend!
Cut 8” strips using a paper cutter, then mark the back of each with a marker since the front side and back side are a slightly different shade.
Next, make a simple jig and cut each piece into 5/8” strips. Each piece yields 6 strips. While you’re at it cut some thin strips that are around 1/4“. You’ll need them later.
Stack 10 strips together into a neat pack and staple a thin card “pull tab” to the back of one end. So far so good.
NEXT: Cutting slots in the packs.