My shrubs are flopping over due to the weight of heavy, wet snow. What should I do?

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My shrubs are flopping over due to the weight of heavy, wet snow. What should I do?

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The weight of heavy, wet snow can cause considerable damage to small trees and shrubs.  When heavy, wet snow accumulates on small trees and shrubs, gently shake the snow from their branches or carefully brush off the snow with a broom.  

To prevent the weight of heavy, wet snow from damaging arborvitae and other multi-stemmed evergreens, wrap the plants with twine or rope in fall.  
 

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