Rotting apple tree
Our apple tree has had some substantial branches chopped off years before we bought the property - the stumps have decayed away so much so that water is pooling inside the tree - at the end of last summer I found hundreds of slug eggs in there. I have included some pictures. Is there anything I can do to save or prolong the life of the tree? Would it help to drill a hole to drain the water away?
It would be a shame to lose the tree and it is still producing fruit - any advice would be very welcome...
Thanks in advance,