Recent new customer of our has this crab apple tree in the centre of their garden - right in the middle of the lawn - however it looks very unwell and apparently has been getting worse over the last few years (we have only started work at the property recently).
They have much sentimental attachment to the tree and they would like to keep it if at all possible.
Leaves mottled and cured, with distinct spotting and discoloration. Has probably dropped 25% of its leaves in the last fortnight or so.
I think it is 'Apple Scab' - which I gather can be difficult/impossible to cure?
There is also some badly healed trunk damage lower down where it would appear to have been struck hard with a mower at some point some years ago.
Tree is around 20-25ft high, so spraying could be difficult (although not impossible).
Anyone else with any ideas of problem/possible cure?