Help me save my trees!
First post and a I'm a brand new plant owner...
I planted a dozen trees from Stark Bros this last March and I have nothing but good things to say about the company so far.
My current crisis is that three of my apple trees are starting to look terrible lately.
I think it's got something to do with the watering, but I don't know if it's too much or too little.
I was watering twice a week with about a 4 gallons each time bubbled into their basin. My soil is pretty dense clay so I didn't want to overwater, but the leaves are curling and starting to turn crispy.
The only difference that I can see between the affected trees and the unaffected is that... the affected trees are on the eastern side and they spend more time in the sun.
The affected trees are also all apples while my more healthy trees are cherries, plums, and pears, but that doesn't seem like it's relevant.
It looks like they are drying out, but I was told not to give them more than a few gallons per week.
Please help me obi wan gardenwebobi, you're my only hope.
Sorry for the crummy cell phone pic.