Weather for the middle of June has actually been quite pleasant and mild, mostly dry with humidity rising and a couple of fronts coming through in the last couple of days. Most of the region is experiencing near-drought like conditions with less than an inch of accumulated rainfall, there were localized thunderstorms and showers, but nothing that contributed significant precipitation. Soil temperatures are averaging 71 degrees at 4 inches, which is getting pretty warm and areas exposed to full sun may have dried out a bit. On average 545 growing degree days have been added so far this season. Of course as the growing season continues so do the potential problems, diseases have developed or are presenting in new life cycle stages. Discussed below are several currently being reported as active, this is, by no means, a complete list so make sure to contact your arborist with any questions, concerns or treatment needs.