Should I remove trees?
I recently started working on the orchard my father planted several years ago before he got too ill to take care of. He planted the trees and no one took good care of them. I have several trees that the top or main trunk has died off but the tree has grown back from the bottom. Doesn't appear to be suckers just another grow about 2 inches off the ground. I have been planting several new trees and I am debating on replacing them. Will they ever produce or should I just remove them and replant?
Also I have one tree that has a black spot on the truck and other one that looks like the joint of the branch and trunk is turning a shade of black. One other tree leaves are getting black spots. Whats going on with these trees. I beleive these ones are cherry and apple trees. Not 100% sure yet since they just leafed out and haven't grown these tree types in the past (Used to Peaches).
Any Suggestions. I do have pictures of some of the trees but don't know how to post. Thanks for your opinions.