George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By Actual Beetles

By Chris DeVille / July 22, 2014 - 10:12 am

In 2004, a pine tree was planted near Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park to honor the late George Harrison. It grew to 10 feet tall and stood as a fitting tree-bute to a musician known for the lush gardens around his English mansion. Unfortunately, as The LA Times reports, the Beatle’s honorary tree was destroyed by beetles. Apparently Harrison’s pine was one of several trees in the area to suffer the wrath of bark beetles and ladybug beetles. All things must pass, right? L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the tree will be replanted soon.