Our poor trees did not survive. They were 12 or 15 feet high when the snow finally took them on Friday evening. I had gone out twice to use the shovel to shake them down and remove the heavy, wet snow that fell on us. By Saturday morning, they were done. The one closest to the steps (pictured above) was pulled completely out by the roots. I found this out when I was trying to raise it up and save it. With all of the snow that had fallen, I could have tried to save them both, but I doubt that it would have mattered. I think that the roots were too badly damaged.