overwintering dormant trees in pots
I have some apple, cherry, and Frans Fontain hornbeam trees that I got in bare root form earlier in the year. I potted them up to let their fine feeder roots better develop. This fall I did not want to plant the in the ground.
Will it hurt them if I plant them in the ground now? They are dormant, and the ground is not frozen yet. I have been bringing them into the garage to keep the roots from freezing in the pots on each day/night that our temps drop below freezing?