I planted two Prairiefire Crabapple trees on my front lawn about ten years ago. Each spring, they flower beautifully together, then fruit, then leaves.
This year one of them seemed to lag behind. It only bloomed very sparsely, with only a few flowers, and the same with the crabapples. It looks, for lack of a better word, sick.
I had a landscaper last year that took it upon himself to prune the trees while I was out. I was shocked to see how much he removed. Could this have something to do with it? I cannot see anything else wrong with the tree. They both look the same otherwise. This tree was planted for my aunt that passed away, so I really don't want to lose it. Any suggestions?