PJM's too heavy?
Planed a couple PJM's in the spring. I know they are overused but my wife loves them. Anyway, shortly after planting we had severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings with winds that brought down trees. The PJM's are in a pretty protected area so I did not think they would get much of the wind but about a week after the storm I noticed two of them were leaning and a bunch of the new growth was snake wavy in form. The two that were leaning seemed to move very easy so I assume whatever root structure had developed was disrupted. I staked them to try to give them a keep them upright while rerooting and noticed they are very dense with a lot of branching for a 2' tall plant. I was wondering if they are too heavy for their root structure and should be thinned out a little? Thanks for the advice.