First, let me say that this is a great forum! I'm pleased to have discovered it
I have a bit of an odd problem, I've got an apple tree in the garden (not sure what variety - I'm a bit of a tree amature!). This year about half of the bark at the bottom of the tree has come away just leaving bare wood - which looks as though it's dried up. The foliage on the tree is absolutely fine, however, it only produced 1 apple this year (previously it fruited abundantly).
I'm not really sure what to do - should I just leave it? Or should I do something to protect the bare patch.
Any help much appreciated.