Should I have my trees wind-sailed?

What is wind sailing? Wind sailing is a branch thinning pruning technique done by removing branches to reduce the overall foliage of a tree. The process is marketed as making trees safer by allowing the wind to more easily pass through the branches of a tree. Why is it so controversial? Although the practice seems sensible, there is compelling evidence that a tree’s outer limbs actually divert wind from the center of the tree and act as a wind barrier. The more limbs the tree has, the greater the protection they provide. Furthermore, when enough branches are removed, the remaining branches become more vulnerable to the elements. Windsailing is harmful to the tree in the long run. What do I d

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