I found this maple on a local classifieds website for $35. It seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up. I have never done a trunk chop before, but I think that is what this needs to get some taper going. This tree is also in urgent need of a repotting as the soil is quite poor, and there are a lot of roots coming out the bottem of the pot. Am I safe to repot (root triming as well) and trunk chop at the same time? I am also curious as to what you think is the best time to do the trunk chop/repot. Thanks in advance for your insight, im rather new to all this.