Apple tree with 5 kinds grafted is partially dead
We purchased property with some existing trees. The previous owner explained that the one at the end is a dwarf apple with 5 types grafted onto it.
She would be sad to know that one huge branch is dead. The other branches are blooming and leafing out. I know it's dead because I pruned it and found only dead wood. Nothing green.
If we cut that branch off, the entire tree with be lopsided. Not sure what to do. The area is ridden with gophers, and they could have eaten the roots that go to that particular branch. Not sure why it's dead, but it is!!
Should we chop off that branch, or just leave it on the tree?