Branches Growing Straight Up. How to Make Them “Weep”
It's a 4 yr old weeping cherry with what I call damaged bark about 1 ft from the ground. It wasn't growing well the first 3 yrs, although the branches were bending down. . . I attributed the poor growth to the damaged bark. This sping it really took off, which we were so happy to see, but everything is growing straight to the sky. How do we train it to bend again?
''....remove any branches that are growing straight up. On grafted trees, these branches will not “weep” and so should be removed in order to make sure the tree stays “weeping.”..." The rest of the article is at this link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/weeping-cherry/pruning-weeping-cherry.htm