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Tree honouring George Harrison killed by infestation of... beetles

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20100514048 Source: Al Pavangkanan

A GEORGE HARRISON memorial tree in Los Angeles is being replanted due to an unwelcome, but apt infestation…

Beetles.

The LA Times reports that the pine tree, which is located in Griffith Park (located at the eastern end of the Santa Monica mountains) has died because of the insect problem.

A new tree will now be planted, ten years after the original was put in place.

Harrison, who died in 2001, lived out his last days in LA, and a plaque placed at the site of the tree memorial reads:

In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener.

The plaque also features a quote from Harrison:

For the forest to be green, each tree must be green.

Visitors to the site have noticed that the tree was removed.

stump Source: Instagram

And here’s the tree in its former glory:

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