The tree was about 6 or 7 feet tall when I dug it. It had a few very low branches (near the base) I kept 2 of them and cut the rest off and sealed the cut. Then I cut those 2 branches very short (to about 2 buds). What you see now is the tree formed from those 2 small side branches. (that's why the base is so thick).Very nice!
Do you start with a big tree so it's got a good root stock? How low to the ground do you cut it?