I have two flowering crab apple trees that were in my yard when I moved here. The past couple years they haven't been looking well and have a fungus on some of the branches. Is this fungus because the branches are old and dying - or are the branches dying because of the fungus?
I've debated cutting them down, but they are so pretty in the spring I really hate to do that.
Here is a picture of one of the trees and the fungus underneath an ailing branch: