Last year I noticed that one of our apple trees was missing a lot of leaves. It still produced apples and I hoped that it would be better this year. This year it is even worse. I did some research online and the suggestions were to fertilize and to try to give optimal care. So today I spent some time in the orchard. I mowed under the trees and weeded the area around the trunk. I tried some of those pound in fertilizer spikes and gave the trees a good drink. My other apple tree is one that seems to produce apples every other year. This is the off year and although there are a few apples coming it is not as many as last year.
|sparsely leafed apple|
|a apple of the other tree|