How much of a factor is wind?
Thinking today about my new plantings for the summer and after talking to someone the subject of wind drying came up. My lot is large and open and the south winds blow here in OK most of the summer. I understand winter drying when the ground is frozen, but what about summer. If well watered will the hot wind cause issues? I have new Norway spruce, blue spruce, and white pine that will be making their first summer after transplant. Blue spruce grow quite well in the OK panhandle where the wind is always fierce. Nursery people say its worse than heat. We have plenty of both. What say you?