Memorial Tree Dedicated to George Harrison Killed By Beetles

Beatle George Harrison is seen in this Dec. 2, 1963 file photo.
Beatle George Harrison is seen in this Dec. 2, 1963 file photo.
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A pine tree planted in memory of the late Beatle George Harrison has died after being infested with insects.

The culprits: beetles.

Councilman Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that the memorial tree, located in L.A.’s Griffith Park, had grown to more than 10 feet tall as of 2013 before it was overwhelmed by the onslaught of tree beetles.

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The tree was planted in 2004 near the Griffith Observatory in memory of Harrison, who was an avid gardener and spent his final days in Los Angeles before his passing in 2001.

LaBonge said that a new tree will be planted at the memorial site at a yet to be determined date.