Apple tree bark damage
The bark on the bottom 2 ft of my Apple tree is peeling off, there's baby woodlice & earwigs under the dead bark, the peeling bark does appear to be moving up the tree too. Last yr my dad ' kindly' strimmed around the base, something I never do, and perhaps he damaged it? The base is quite unstable too, my daughter used to climb on it but I stopped her last yr as you can push the tree, its only around 3m high, its still flowering and seems healthy apart from the bottom 2 ft! I really don't want to lose it, has anyone any advice for me???