We have a 40-year-old apple tree, which last year had few leaves and blossoms and a few apples. This year the tree is completely bare. In the winter large fungi came from the base of the trunk all the way around. Does this mean it's dying?
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Trees, like animals, have lifespans. Most apple trees live only 15-20 years, so yours is quite old and is most likely dying from old age. The fungi is most likely not causing it to die, but is simply being opportunistic and attaching to a dying tree.