Wet weather means good times for trees—and pests that can harm trees.

David Vance of the Missouri Department of Conservation say you might find  cedar apple rust on cedar trees. That fungus has orange jelly like tentacles. Vance says it isn’t a major threat.

You might also find dark splotchy spots on some maple trees. That’s anthracnose.  Environmental stress brought on the shift from wet to dry and back to wet weather over recent years.

Oak Wilt Fungus may also start to appear.

Bill Shuler visited with David Vance recently.