I hear you… yet
You know, it’s actually sorta funny, or ironic, at least imho that it’s actually more risky to “protect” a hardy species like a Trident Maple by potting these and planting indoors overwinter…. then it is to keep trees outside, yet protected from munching predators and wind.
It’s also more time consuming.
I’ve greenhouse, unheated garage set up, and cold frame here, yet my first choice is always to go outside for any tree…. then sift through which species/age/recent repot or wiring considering cold frame, garage and greenhouse in that order.
Now if you had young Satsuki, it would be a whole different story!
Also please change your location so it’s clear so others can help better. While I’m from Wisconsin originally I do know three different locations in the US called Tri state by some folks.