A pine tree planted in Los Angeles in 2004 near the Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison has been killed by beetles. But have no fear, L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge said that a replacement tree will be planted soon.
The tree, with a small plaque at its base, was planted to honor the former Beatle who was devoted gardener and lived in L.A. just prior to his death.
By 2013, the tree was more than 10-feet tall, but it had to be cut down after it was attacked by beetles. Harrison might have been amused by the irony -- or maybe a bit sad about the tree's premature demise.
A date for the replanting has yet to be set.