I recently planted a red buckeye that was pot-bound and had a taproot that went around in circles. I posted about it on the trees forum and someone that I believe to be very knowledgeable said that it would have been better to cut the taproot so it would be straight.
I also remember a recent thread on one of the forums that said cutting don't ever grow taproots.
Would someone like to provide a little primer on taproots? How they grow, how they respond to trauma, etc. Thanks.