Anything you might plant this fall, you should get them in the ground asap.
Everyone talks about Fall vs. Spring planting as if all trees are interchangeable. I realize most trees are. However, there are a few that behave differently. Also, I find optimal spring planting season is short and gets absurdly overbook. What trees can you think of that do particularly wel. If you are in colder zones, or your ground is likely to freeze over by the end of November, we do not recommend fall planting, Spring is a far better time to plant.
Benefits of fall planting. There are definitely advantages to fall planting. The main benefit is allowing the tree to settle in to its new location while the soil is still warm, and the roots can still grow a bit. This gives the tree a head-start in the stumpfell.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Aug 20, When the ground freezes, sufficient water cannot reach the roots, so new trees could dry out and die - a scenario that takes fall out of the running from being hands-down the best time to plant Author: Katelin Hill.
Fall (plant mid October until the ground freezes) Clay soils are easier to work in the fall than the spring; Higher forb/sedge germination in the first growing season; High moisture conditions at time of germination; less watering needed; Cold moist stratification will natually occur; most species will germinate in the spring.