Jay--I like your elm, hope you don't mind if I took the liberty to personalize it a bit...the top was looking a bit like a stovepipe so I reduced it a bit. These are fast growers where you are, right? I don't think a reduction like this would harm it. I would also shorten the lower branches and see if you can get some buds to pop to the sides as they are pretty vertical right now. Good luck with your tree.
I think it would be interesting to develop this as a twin trunk. You would probably keep the small trunk on the right, and it would help as you planned the development of the main trunk. Additionally, it will help develop the base, and you can always remove it later - just airlayer it off and use it in a forest planting. You really really want a bud to pop on the lower left edge of the trunk chop scar.depending on branching and budding, toward the front would be acceptable too, or any angle between.
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