Deer Damage to Tree – Repairing?
Q: This tree is about three years old. A deer scratched off the middle branches with its antlers. Is there anything I can do to encourage new limbs to grow in the middle so it looks like a Christmas tree again?
A: Sad to say the tree won’t be able to regrow branches in the middle. It probably won’t die but will always have a bare area. It might not be all that noticeable as the tree grows taller.
You get to choose whether to keep it or replace it.