George Harrison Memorial Tree Dies After Beetle Infestation


Irony is fun isn’t it? According to Tom LaBonge a Los Angeles Councilman whose district includes Griffith Park, has confirmed that a pine tree george-harrison-beatles-let-it-beplanted near the Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison has died due to a beetle infestation.

A new tree, says LaBonge, will be replanted shortly.

The tree was originally planted in 2004 next to a plaque commemorating the life of the former Beatles guitarist who passed away in 2001. He spent his final days in Los Angeles, and was reportedly an avid gardener during his adulthood.

In related news, Ron Howard is poised to direct a new documentary about the early years of The Beatles. It will be made in cooperation with Harrison’s widow Olivia, along with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Yoko Ono.

-Adam Grant

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