George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Beetles


George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Beetles
A pine tree which was planted near L.A.'s Griffith Observatory in 2004 to honor the member of The Beatles could not survive bark beetles attack and will be replanted later.


A tree planted to honor the memory of the late The Beatles member George Harrison ironically has been killed by bark beetles. The pine tree, which was planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in L.A., could not withstand the insect infestation, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge said.

According to LaBonge, the tree stood more than 12 feet tall as of 2013. As reported by The Associated Press, the original tree was removed last month. The replacement will be planted in the fall.

Harrison, who was fond of gardening, passed away from cancer at the age of 58 in Los Angeles in 2001. Near the memorial tree, there is a plaque bearing a message which reads, "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener." It also features a quote from the guitarist, "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green."

"George Harrison was and always will be one of our favorite Angelinos. And, sadly, he died in Los Angeles. But upon his demise, he became an angel in the City of Angels and we are forever grateful for his contributions to the world," LaBonge said during the unveiling.

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