George Harrison Tree Killed By Beetles

The George Harrison memorial tree was ironically destroyed by beetles.

The pine that was killed by the insects was planted in 2004 near L.A.'s Griffith Observatory in honor of the late Beatle, local councilman Tom LaBonge told The Los Angeles Times. In 2013 the tree had grown to be 10 feet tall, but with the onslaught of beetles could not be saved.

The plaque, which sits at the base of the tree, still remains and reads: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener."

There are also other trees in the Griffith Observatory that have suffered because of the beetles.

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