Apple Tree branches are dying
It looks like your tree has symptoms of fire blight, a bacterial disease. Our wet weather this spring has been very favorable for this disease to develop.
See our website for photos, information, and management options. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/fireblight-trees
Infected branches should be pruned 8-12 inches below any visible symptoms. Don’t prune infected shoots back to a healthy branch. Leave a 4-5 inch stub that can be pruned off over the winter when the disease is dormant.
Thank you for the response. I appreciate it and will follow the recommended pruning approach.