FAQ - Answer
The seed source is not a factor when addressing these criteria. Wind resistance is a function of lignin in the wood which develops as a result of the young tree’s ability to “sway” in the wind. If a nursery specimen, or newly planted sapling, is staked too tightly it will grow as a vine, not a tree, and be wimpy (technical term). If allowed to sway over time, the nursery tree should have the same level of wind resistance as a naturally occurring acorn (allowing that the roots are able to develop normally).