We are expecting some nasty winter winds to arrive with a cold front this evening, so I will get the trees sheltered. I am far more concerned about the wind than I am the temperatures. We will be below freezing at night, but the trees can handle that. It’s the cold, dry winds that could desiccate branches and damage buds that have formed for the spring.
We have actually had an extended period of mild weather this fall which is evident in the amount of green you can still see on the deciduous trees that will go into the cold frame for protection. When the wind gets going, I will close her up.