Weeping Cherries at a nursery
It is important to remove them
promptly. If you left them on the tree, the straight growth would
overcome the weeping growth over time because it is usually faster
Also, removing straight growth promptly means cutting off a
smaller branch, while allowing it to grow for any length of time
means leaving a large wound for the tree to heal.
Simply remove the
straight growth at its point of origin. Make as clean a cut as you
can, and avoid using pruning paint. Trees are able to heal clean
pruning cuts on their own.
Should you paint the pruning wound?
Pruning paint can actually
the healing process.