ever try 'smacking' the tree...?.
We have two first year fruit trees that leafed out at the top (they are about 4 ft. tall) & then the leaves dried up & fell off! Trunk has green bark yet but no new leaves/growth. Someone said to try 'smacking' the trunks of the trees to stimulate sap flow ... anyone heard of this? So I go out each day now with a broom handle & 'smack' these two trees ... 'tree abuse'? I may get accused of !!!