Much bigger trees also couldn’t withstand the stress. The leaves, acting like so many baskets served to catch untold pounds of the heavy, wet snow. Other people reported fully grown trees splitting completely in half due to the weight. As people began to venture out (ignoring the driving ban), it became apparent just how much damage the storm had done. In all honesty it looked like no tree was spared at least some damage. Branches littered every lawn and each street we passed.