Pathetic crabapple tree
... looks somewhat better this year, but it is still pathetic. It usually drops its leaves during the summer and hasn't done that this year. But they still don't look healthy. The only thing I have done different is mulch around it (last fall and this spring), and dug out several sick juniper that were close to it - after reading that juniper and crabapples shouldn't be near each other. But it sprouts suckers like mad for several yards in all directions. Ace Hardware has a product for getting rid of suckers, but it is spendy ($25-30 as I recall.) Anyone had experience with a product like that? If the tree is salvageable I'd like to keep it but I don't want to spend money on it if it is a lost cause.