Just Let the Snow Melt
When snow or ice bends the branches of trees, shrubs and conifers, the best thing to do is… nothing at all! Trying to clear snow or especially ice off a bent branch with a broom or shovel can do more damage than the weight of the snow/ice itself, as wood becomes brittle at temperatures below freezing. Even manually straightening the limb may cause the wood to crack. When a thaw occurs, the branches almost always return to their original shape. And if some were to remain a bit bent, a temporary stake, added for a week or two in the spring, will usually be enough to get them back in shape.