This is a chinese elm that was dug up in November 09, and been recovering since. I was told it is just a plain chinese elm. I am going to chop back next spring, and was wanting to get some input on the procedure for doing it. I am thinking that the large limb needs to come off, and the smaller one used for the new main leader, and a new apex completely started. The large limb has lots of character, but i think is just too big for any taper. Would it be better to do the cut at the end of winter, before spring, or this fall? Am i right in thinking the small branch should be the new trunk? The nebari is covered now to get them more developed. IT has a pretty good set of roots, so i am excited. Thanks in advance for any advice.