Australian tree fern
I have had this australian tree fern in my front yard for more than 10 years ,and have never had a problem with it.Then one day last week dh and i both noticed that all the fronds were brown and dead.I went out and cut them all off as i saw new shoots coming out.However those new shoots never unfurled and also now look all brown.
Also right next to it on a shepards hook i've always had a hummingbird feeder that's always been very active.We noticed that the hummers weren't coming to that either.So last night i took it down,gave it a good cleaning as i usually do and made new food and re-hung it.Still no hummers.
So now we have a tree fern that appears dead,a hummingbird feeder that is getting NO action.
We have not done anything different than we have done all the other years.So does anyone have an idea as to what is going on?? Why is the tree dying,and the birds not visiting the feeder.Any ideas???
Thanks so much.
PS here are a couple pictures.