starting cypress from potted 3' tree
I just recieved two bald cypress trees in the mail that I ordered. They are about 3' tall. I want to make a traditional upright bonsai and I don't care for the chopped off look. The trees are about 3/4" at the base. I would like the mature trees to be about 2' to 2 1/2' tall. Where do I go from here? Do I go ahead and chop them off at the final desired height? Do I plant them in a big pot to let them grow for a few years before moving to a bonsai pot?
thanks, for any help,