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What's wrong with my Granny Smith Tree?!?!

 
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Hi All,

I have two young apples trees in my backyard. One of them is a granny smith tree. In early August, the leaves started falling off from the bottom of the tree and working up. I posted two pictures. Any advice on what this is would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I'd be tempted to leave it alone and it will probably be just fine.  I'd also take off the three ropes since a tree that size should be able to handle the wind.  Those ropes could lead to girdling and a weaker trunk since the tree doesn't have to work as hard.
 
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