In a few newsletters, mainly from up North, I've been reading that re-potting in the Fall can reduce some of the pressure of re-potting only in the spring. Even with tropicals, I'm reluctant to try the Fall trick. Has anyone out there ever tried this, had any experience with it?
Fall is a very good time to repot deciduous trees that will be protected from freezing. It is also a very good time to plant any tree in the ground. Trees repotted in the fall are much more vigorous the next year, having had their roots better established.
I assume, though I've not tried personally, that you could also repot evergreens, as long as you kept them from freezing. But the benefits would probably not be nearly as pronounced as with the deciduous trees.