Wind blown branches now other direction
I planted a white genoa this spring, growing great here in Southern California on the coast. A couple of the branches are about 4' in length, one on each side, a couple smaller branches on the trunk also. We have hot dry winds at this time of year that blow from the inland valleys, gusts can be around 60 mph and usually last three days. So here's the problem. Nothing broke tore or ripped, but my two branches that were once on opposite sides of the tree, nicely balanced are now both pointing west and hanging lower. You can't just pull them back in place, and they are heavy enough that I don't think the tree can bring them back up. I was think about cutting half the branches off to lighten the load and seeing if the branches would go back.