George Harrison memorial tree killed by, yes, real beetles

George Harrison memorial tree killed by, yes, real beetles

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392279 01: (FILE PHOTO) Beatles guitarist and singer George Harrison performs December 3, 1963 during a concert. It was reported November 8, 2001 that Harrison is undergoing cancer treatment in a Staten Island, N.Y., hospital. Harrison, 58, died in Los Angeles after a long battle against cancer, a family friend said November 30, 2001. (Photo by Getty Images)

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by Ann Oldenburg

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:23 AM

(USA Today) -- We read this news today. Oh boy.

A pine tree, planted in Los Angeles in memory of Beatle George Harrison, has been eaten by …  beetles.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the tree, which was planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory, was placed there because Harrison lived in L.A. before his death in 2001 and was an avid gardener.

Bark beetles and ladybug beetles have decimated the once 10-foot-tall tree. A new one will replace it soon.

 

 

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