Q: My weeping willow tree is about a year old. It has branches growing up and down the trunk. Do I prune all of the branches except for the crown?
Thanks so much for any help.
I recommend removing them right up to the lowest "scaffold" (main) branches.
And, since willows are proficient at producing these sprouts from the main branches, I would keep after them, too, and remove the sprouts before they get too big and start trying to become branches themselves.