I have a linden tree that is several years old (the trunk is 2 feet around). The last couple of years the leaves have been sparse but ear full size. This year the tree was very late in coming out and the leaves are very small and now appear to be drying up. Per a nursery I gave it some starter fertilizer, iron, and tree spikes. It is on the west side of my house with exposure to the north as well. Any suggestions? Will it recover or should I give up on it and replace it?
Woodbury County Iowa linden tree
Based on the photograph, the linden tree appears to be dying. It's unlikely anything can be done to save it.
I would be inclined to wait and remove the tree in spring. The tree will likely be dead by spring.