What is wrong with my tree?
Hi, I have a small crab apple in my front yard. It is the only one (small, urban plot). I was out of town for 5 days and came back to it looking very wilted. Brown leaves, shriveled berries/apples. It looks like it hasn't been watered, yet no other plants around it are dried out. It rained while I was gone, and I have literally never had to water this tree. It appears it might be fire blight, but it doesn't totally fit the description. No black leaves. At least not yet. A little background: we have a garden very near by that is loaded with slugs. Could that be a problem? Our yard also has a lot of ants, which we have tried to take care of with ant traps. That worked a little, but could the ants or the ant poison from the traps have affected our tree? Pics provided below. If there is any treatment you would suggest please let me know! We obviously don't want to take out the tree if we don't have to.