Hello, I was fortunate enough to win the following tree in a raffle. Initially everything I heard/read indicated to just let it grow to thicken the trunk (which is what I would like). Recently I have heard that where there are whorls I should thin those out to continue to direct the growth elsewhere and stay away from the trunk swelling where the whorl is located. Is this a concern even when this is part of the trunk that I expect will be chopped? I am open to any and all suggestions. The tree is located in the DFW area of Texas.