No tree will always stand up to cyclonic strength winds as there are many factors which influence their ability. However, some are more wind resistant than others. How well a tree performs depends on many factors such as how wet the soil is at the time; intensity and duration of strong wind gusts and particularly the type of root system. Some trees just don't like strong winds! Don't be deterred from planting such trees and shrubs though, because you might have 20-30 years of pleasure from them; just make sure that when they do fall they won't cause any serious damage.