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Trees in snowy areas are conical in shape to prevent overwhelming amounts of snow from piling up on the branches and foliage. A large bushy tree would college huge amounts of snow on the top, easily breaking the branches and eventually killing the tree. The conical shape, with branches growing perpendicularly out of a vertical trunk allows the branches to bend slightly downward due to the extra weight of the snow without breaking, minimizing the amount of snow that may pile up on the branches.

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