We just got 2 feet of snow in 24 hours. It started as wet rain and bonded the wet flakes to the trees as it changed to snow. They are covered in wet heavy snow and bending with the weight. Some of the newly planted trees are bent over sideways. Be sure to go out and shake some off if you got as much as I did in Westfield. Trees that are built well with good branch angles can handle this weight (for a little while). Unpruned, overgrown trees with weak or poor branch angles will likely break.