Can a cupressus arizonica aka ice blue cypress be air laired?

 i recently bought a ice blue cypress at a great dal but its about 6' tall I'm going to work the roots this year as its extremely root bound . i would like to know if i can air layer the top off or what would be a good way to bring the tree down to size once its recovered. also any suggestions on taking cuttings from this species  would be nice . 

chris anderson