Question about weeping cherry
I refer to these boards often but have never posted until now. I bought a house three years ago with a weeping cherry in the front. I've been active in the garden but I admit I don't have a handle yet on proper tree maintenance and pruning, so the cherry has been overlooked for the most part.
About halfway up the trunk there is a branch that is growing straight up and by now it has reached beyond the top of the canopy. Based on the resources I've found online, I was under the impression that this type of branch growing from the trunk should be removed. However, on closer inspection, while the main branch grows vertically, there appear to be smaller branches growing from it that are weeping. So now I don't know if this should be pruned or not.
In the photo, you can see the branch growing up toward the canopy. Weeping branches emerge at the junction seen near the crown.