Bramley's Seeling vs. fire blight
I have never had problems with fire blight before, and therefore have not sprayed for it. This year, with our bizarre weather, was the first. I cut out all the fire blight from the affected trees and this worked well on all but my Bramley's Seedling. The week of non-stop rain that caused all the flooding here in Colorado probably opened the window for the blight to take over. The trunk of the tree was slightly affected before, but it looks like it's a goner now.
Should I take out the whole tree now, or is there a chance it could do a rebound next spring? It is on G.11/MM.111 rootstock. I thought I might be able to cut it back to just above the graft, but I'm not sure that it's not affected all the way down.