We have an ornamental weeping cherry tree that we'd like to remove -- we wanted a bigger tree.
But first, we were wondering if we were to just top it (cut the tree below the graft), if we could end up with a viable (and bigger) cherry tree. Maybe even fruiting.
The tree is about 13 years old. The height is about 6 feet, trunk is 5 inches in diameter. It might be a dwarf? (I'll add a picture soon.)
What is our best path for success, and what kind of tree could we expect from the rootstock? Should I wait for Washington's Birthday before taking an axe to it?
We're in California Bay Area .. it is just starting to drop its leaves.
Edit: The graft is at the very top of the trunk.