Beatles George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By BEETLES

22 July 2014, 16:10 | Updated: 22 July 2014, 16:59

George Harrison

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

George Harrison, who died in 2001, spent his final days in LA and was a keen gardener.

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

A new tree will be planted in the future, but a date has yet to be confirmed.

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 also features a quote from the musician himself: "For the forests to be green, each tree must be green."

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