You can see that these have long flexible branches which droop more and more as the snow load gets heavier. They can hold a lot of snow.
Watch out, though. If you happen to be standing under one when it has reached its limit of heavy snow, you will have a cold shower down your back.
It is springlike here in the valley right now and almost all the snow that I posted a couple of weeks ago is gone. In the mountains, however, all but one of the passes that connect the east and west sides of our state are closed. Our plans for snowshoeing today had to be cancelled because of--you guessed it: