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'Exposed site' says it all. If you look at trees on a coast you will see they have a distinct lean.
Maybe you need to start with a shelter belt as was there before. This will give a sheltered area for your trees. Were the trees small and sturdy when you planted them ?
Sorry simon, you will seriously struggle in a location like that without some form of windbreak.
I did the unthinkable...and planted a leylandii hedge . But I still had to put mesh 4 ft high to stop wind burn. We get ridiculous stormy winds where we live..West Coast of Scotland... And it was the only way to get some respite and protection from the wind. I have 4 other trees that have grown much higher than the hedge ( not staked) and they have leaned and nothing I've tried has helped .
What sort of trees are they? Could they be trimmed to give an illusion of being straight? Sorry if this is a ridiculous idea but a neighbour of ours has a tree that is straight but the top is like a right angle triangle