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George Harrison tree killed by beetles

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Let’s file this one in the Isn’t It Ironic file: Beetles have killed a pine tree that was planted in honor of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison.

If only they had just Let It Be.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the sapling was planted in a park outside the Griffith Observatory in 2004 to honor the gardening enthusiast, who lived in L.A. until his death in 2001. The conifer had grown to more than 10 feet tall before it met the same fate as a number of Griffith Park trees that have been taken down by bark beetles and lady bug beetles.

Isn’t It a Pity?

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:22pm]


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