George Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed By Beetles in Los Angeles

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A memorial tree planted in honor of the late Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison was ironically destroyed by beetles, the Los Angeles Times reports Terry O'Neill/Getty Images

Oh, the irony.

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A memorial tree that was planted in honor of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison was recently destroyed—by beetles.

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Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told The Los Angeles Times Pop & Hiss section that the pine tree was planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in L.A. and had grown to a height of over 10 feet. 

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The trees in the area have often been infested with bark beetles and ladybug beetles. Harrison’s particular tree will eventually be replaced.

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Harrison—who died at 58 in 2001—was said to be an amateur gardener himself. “Except for the loss of tree life, Harrison likely would have been amused at the irony,” the Times reported.

 

 

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