Caterpillars may appear cute, but they chew leaves, flowers, shoots, fruits, and even other parts of plants. Thus, they can cause immense damage to tree and plant health and vigor. When caterpillars suck all essential nutrients and supplements that a tree requires to grow, it leads to poor soil quality and root rot. So, a tree health indicators & assessment is crucial to identify various subsequent problems happening to trees after the outbreak of caterpillars.
It is not easy to see and manage them as they hide in rolled leaves or foliage. However, they can multiply enormously while feeding on your garden plants; thereby, they can defoliate a large number of tree species.