crab apple tree disease

Can you please help me diagnose and cure my tree's disease? Three photos are attached. The leaves get spots, get yellow and fall, starting at the bottom branches and working their way up. The fruit seems to be unaffected, but does tend to drop off of the same branches that lose their leaves. In spring the plant seems healthy, I get a lot of lovely fragrant blooms. This has happened several years in a row. I can't see anything unusual at the base of the trunk. The bark seems cracked and has lichen on it, but I'm not sure if that's normal--see photo.


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