Q Should I be worried about this fungus on my ‘Bramley’?
BOB LEE, BY EMAIL
A It’s not a good sign, I’m afraid. These bracket fungi are feeding on decaying wood in the tree, which could have been caused by damage to the trunk or the removal of large branches. The chances are that your tree will continue to grow and crop for many more years but it will slowly decline and may be structurally weakened.