I have a weeping cherry in my yeard, likely over 25 years old and it looks pretty healthy except I noticed there are 3-4 branches, 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch in diameter directly off trunk, the leaves are very different from the rest of the tree - much bigger/broader(see attached picture)
The trunk is covered with moss, I am wondering if somehow a different tree's seed landed on and survived? Can I just saw them off? will that hurt the tree? these branches are kind of low, so even it's a cherry branch I'd trim them.
Picture 1: these leaves are bigger and broader.
Picture 2: where it comes up.