Will this tree survive
I received a tall and spindly Chinese Elm. It's probably about 11 feet tall. The trunk is maybe 1.5"-2" in diameter. Around 5 feet from the ground, the trunk curves to the left about 1.5 inches and then straight up again, like the letter "S" on it's side. I think it's because this tree was tied to the stake too long.
I'm wondering if the curve in this tree will be a long term problem. As the tree grows and has a larger canopy, will the trunk be able to support it and will the trunk become straight again. I'm wondering if that curve will fix itself. I think it's too thick now to try to train it back straight.
Should I invest my time in growing a different tree that's starts out straight?