Mountain Ash trees
I have a mountain ash tree in my garden that was planted as a sapling more than 25 years ago. It has grown steadily in that time, but last year it struggled to come into leaf, and this year more so.The tree is alive, but with stunted leaves little more than a bud.
The tree shares ground with a vigorous Ivy, and in addition, approximately two years ago I lay weed control matting on the raised area where the tree stands. and covered it in 20mm limestone chippings.
Do you think that either of these factors could be affecting the tree's health. I would greatly appreciate any help or advice, and in addition would appreciate guidance as to whether I could treat the area with some form of liquid fertiliser that would encourage the tree to start to flourish again next year.
Very many thanks in anticipation of any help available.
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