Temp vs. Wind chill for trees
I have a probably stupid question. Today was nice enough to put the trees outside, all sunny. When you stand outside you can feel the sun warm you up, a good 55 degrees. The breeze is chill though, and it got me thinking.
Does the wind chill affect the trees? For us it can be 50 degrees out, but bring in wind and it's going to be cold and miserable. It can be 45 degrees and sunny and I'm out in a t shirt, but introduce a steady wind and it becomes sweatshirt weather. You see it in the forecasts too: 50 degrees, acts and feels like 40 with windchill.
Does this affect trees too? Do they get affected by windchill? There's been a few nice sunny days I haven't put them out because it's cold but now that I think about it that seems silly. Seems like the tree would just soak up the sun. we have skin to cool/warm us so of course the wind would affect us, but a tree is a tree.
So. Does the windchill have an effect at all, or is it just me humanizing my trees? Should I put them outside regardless and trust that the warm sun is enough to keep them happy, and that the wind isn't harming anything?