Hello, i just picked up a new Chinese lacebark elm & a japanese larch. The elm is on the left, and the larch on right. I am wondering if i should cut down the long side of the elm, because of the long "whip" of the branch? or should it stay to get the trunk larger, and chop it later? as far as the larch, im wondering if i should shorten the branches toward the top to slow the growth, and let the bottom branches get larger, and the trunk larger, or just let it grow to get larger and worry about later? Being a deciduous conifer, do new branches grow back if you chop, or do you have to use a branch as a new leader. Thanks for any help with my new friends.