I know this has been talked about a lot and there are many different view points, opinions, and scientific facts spread out through this forum and on the web. But what i would like to hear especially with the winter months approaching is what is your level of concern for cold temps and what temperatures make you nervous.
I for one dont get too worked up until the forecast is for over night lows in the high 30s. For instance we have had lows in the 50s and some upper 40's but our highs for the day have been 70-80 and I have not thought even once about putting stuff in the greenhouse. This weekend we have one day forecasted for a low of 38 and daytime high of 50 then back into the 70's after that. Ill probably do something for that one night but that would be it.
Maybe Im wrong but I think most of us agree that damage really doesnt occur until freezing or below and some times a decent frost. For me I know my trees will slow down at lower temps but cold damage is really my biggest concern.
I say this because I have seen people start to get worried as the temperatures get in the 40's and I just wanted to see if anyone else is as nonchalant about this as I am. As long as the days warm up I have no problem exposing my trees to the 40's. Obviously I would prefer my plants to be at the optimum temperature all the time but I know that while its possible its not always an option.
I dont know maybe Im being dumb but I was just thinking that maybe some people are getting a bit too worried about their trees, not that its a problem but at the same time maybe its unnecessary.