Tree Planted in L.A. Park in Honor of Late Beatle George Harrison Eaten by Beetles

By Music News Group

Jean-Marie Perier/UMeA pine tree that was planted in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park in 2004 in memory of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has met an ironic fate. L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge revealed recently to the Los Angeles Times‘ “Pop & Hiss” music blog that the tree has died after being infested with, yes, beetles.

The tree, which was only a sapling when it was planted near the Griffith Park Observatory, featured a commemorative plaque at its base acknowledging Harrison’s contributions as a musician and a humanitarian, as well as his love for gardening. …read more

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