George Harrison memorial tree destroyed by beetles in LA

Los Angeles: A memorial pine tree that was planted in honour of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison was recently destroyed after being consumed by beetles.

Planted as a sapling in 2004 near the Griffith Observatory, the tree stood 10-feet high but died recently as a result of an insect infestation, reportedly.

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

It was accompanied by a small plaque reading, "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener."

Harrison, who died at 58 in 2001, was said to be an amateur gardener himself. His former band mate Ringo Starr performed at the nearby Greek Theatre a few days before the tree`s demise was announced.

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