George Harrison’s tree killed by beetles

Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed By Beatles

Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed By Beatles

A pine tree planted in memory of former Beatle George Harrison has died after being infested by beetles.

The sapling was planted in Los Angles in 2004 the city’s Griffith Park near the observatory.

Council officer Tom LaBonge said the memorial had grown to more than 10 feet tall in 2013, but the tree beetle attack had overwhelmed it.

A small plaque at the base of the tree read: “In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener.”

It was owned in the 1960s by Apple Corps Ltd, a company formed by the band.

A new tree will be planted at a date yet to be decided.