I inherited two trees when I bought my house 3yrs ago. One is an apple tree. The other one seems to have died! this is recent. I am concerned that the disease could have spread to the apple tree:which now has brown spots on it’s leaves. Should i have the dying/dead tree cut down-do I need to do anything else to protect spread of fungus to apple tree? I would like to have at least the trunk of the other tree left as I had a perfect hammock spot.
You can leave the trunk for the hammock but realise that the stump will rot in the ground and there is a good chance the hammock will collapse unexpectedly at some stage in a couple of years.