i have some needles missing from a couple limbs on my deodar aurea its just the first 6 inches or so ( new growth )
From caterpillars i just want to know will it grow back in those spots? Will the needles grow back after being eaten by a caterpillar?
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It may change the overall shape of the tree but yes, it will recover. You may want to find out what kind of caterpillar it is that is eating the tree, and keep them off. I don't think it will do any serious damage to your tree. In fact, you might find that the tree grows back even more than before when it gets damaged. This is common as well.