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George Harrison tree killed by beetles

By | Published on Tuesday 22 July 2014

George Harrison

A tree planted in an LA park in memory of the late George Harrison has died because of an infestation of, you guessed it people, beetles.

The pine tree was planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, with a small plaque paying tribute to the former Beatle, who spent his final days in Los Angeles. The tree grew to be ten feet before becoming overwhelmed by an onslaught of the tree beetle.

Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge confirmed the ironic tree demise to the LA Times, but added a new tree will be planted in its place. And maybe this time those pesky beetles will let it be. Yeah? What a punchline. I’m now off to the Edinburgh Fringe.