The spring after planting, I had a cherry & plum that both leafed out, then the tops died. Sprouts appeared from low on the trunks - above the graft - and I just let them grow to see if they'd last another winter. This spring they leafed out and are looking quite healthy, so I figure it's time to make a decision. The cherry has two branches, both starting very low, just inches above the graft. Do I need to choose one to avoid having it split in half at some point? The plum's lowest shoot looks like it would make a reasonable replacement leader - but I'm chicken to remove ALL the other branches. How bad would it be to start with the other branches, despite them being a bit crowded and low to the ground? Thanks for any advice!