Well, at least that's what I think it looks like - kind of. I have a really pretty Ueno yama (see attached), but as you can see, it's very tall and top heavy. I have already had to do one emergency repot a week ago - wind blew it over and all the soil fell out; luckily I noticed quite soon after it happened so the roots didn't dry out much, if at all. I almost had to do another one a couple of days ago, but thankfully 3/4 of the soil stayed in the pot this time, so I just had to top it off. My question is, how far can/should I cut it back to (hopefully) induce some back-budding lower down on the trunk? Or will cutting it back induce back-budding? If it will, when would be the best time to do this (I'm thinking June-ish?)? From the picture of the bare tree, you can see that there are 3 branches coming off the trunk at about the same height; should I cut it off an inch or so above these branches? Or would you lop it off halfway down the trunk (I'm thinking that would be too drastic...), not leaving any branches at all, and start fresh as it were? The sooner I can do it, the better since I don't want it tipping over again and again, but I obviously don't want to stress the tree more than necessary. Thanks for any and all advice!!