Training and pruning windward branches
My orchard is on a fairly windy site. On some trees, especially pears, plums, and vigorous apples, the branches on the windward side curve in toward the middle of the tree. My pears and apples are central leader, stone fruit are open. This curving creates challenges in training and pruning. What do you experienced orchardists do in this situation? Do you tie the branches down and out toward the wind direction? Do you reduce the number of branches on the windward side?
Thanks for ideas.