branches "cut" off apple tree
We have a very old and overgrown apple tree that I love to watch the birds eat from, let the deer enjoy as well. Curious though as to what is "cutting" the upper branches right from the tree. We have noticed some dead pieces that at first we assumed had snapped due to the weight of the apples. But looking at the end, it is a clean, smooth "cut". Now I am noticing many fresh ones as well. The pieces are from main branches that are much to high for deer or rabbits - anywhere from 12' or higher. Strange also because it is only happening in one tree - we have 3 others nearby.