Possible sick young apple tree.
I bought a golden delicious and a gala from Stark brothers this spring. Got the bare-root type; something they recommended for the region.
Also got two cherry trees. I planted these all in the same general area. A place with good soil, and where I can water. The cherry trees and golden delicious are doing great. The gala, not as good. Not leafing out and adding branches like the others. The leaves are a little brown, too.
Also, there was an old apple tree that died two years ago not far from where this gala is located. At the time, I thought the drought/heat killed it. It was never great looking, was very old, etc. Here when we bought the place.
Now, I'm worried the tree was possibly diseased in some way, and my gala has now been infected. Just a wild guess, I'm not knowledgeable about fruit trees at all. These are my first.
I did dust it with sevin the other day. Maybe I should send a pic to OSU?
I have an old can of "Dexol Maneb" garden fungicide. Could this be of use, or is there anything broad spectrum specifically I should seek out?
Going to Stark Bros site next. Thanks for any ideas.