Today I dug a urban yamadori Chaenomeles japonica which was about to get chipped. To my shock I found (what it seems to be) a 3'' to 4'' trunk instead of roots and what I thought was basal shoots are branches! Unfortunately, There trunk (or tap root ) was quiet deep and anchored by big stones, so I ended up cutting it... back home I quickly planted in the ground but forgot to take pictures Anyone with similar experience? Does Chaenomeles grow such a trunk? does it have any chance to survive? Any comments? Now I understand why yamadori trees are expensive.