I planted about 80 Portuguese Laurels in the fall. While I was out of town due to an emergency in late fall/early winter, the male deer were in rut and severely damaged several of the trees. You can see some pictures of their current condition below. I'm skeptical there's any point in trying to save them because it would take many years before the holes would be filled in where the branches have been removed, and the whole point of the hedge is to create a living wall. Can the trees be saved? If so, is there any point given how severely damaged many of them are? Thanks, Nate Deer rub damage to Laurels EDIT: Hired an arborist. They are fine. See post further down.