During Novemeber and December of 06 4 or my 5 weeping cedars were pushed over to a 60 degree angle. I staked them initially however the wind changed direction and pushed them in another direction about the same amount. Consequently I have staked and roped them so no further damage will occur. This is unsightly to say the least. The previous owner had planted them in clay based soil on the front yard and now that they are 18-20 ft high they are suceptible to high winds. From reading other articles these trees can grow to 40 or more ft but since mine now show signs of root damage and having a shallow root system, it seems, would it be wrong to top them so they are less vunerable to blow-down?