Here's a site not often seen...a palm leaf covered with snow. This photo of the very hardy (for a palm) Trachycarpus fortunei was taken in Battle Ground, Washington during an unusual cold snap a couple of weeks ago. This species can usually handle temperatures down into the teens, provided the tree is well established. I remember seeing mature trees on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon that survived temperatures of -4 F (-20 C). The leaves turned brown and died, but new ones replaced them in the spring.