George Harrison Tree/Beetles

Beatles George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

George Harrison in 1966George Harrison was often described as “the quiet Beatle”.

Related Stories

A pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of former Beatle George Harrison in a Los Angeles park has died after being infested by beetles.

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

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 at a date yet to be decided.

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 quotes the guitarist and singer-songwriter himself: “For the forests to be green, each tree must be green.”

Last year, a blue plaque was unveiled in London for Harrison and fellow Beatle, John Lennon.

The commemoration was at 94 Baker Street, which was the site of the now dissolved Apple Boutique clothing store.

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

BBC News

Advertisements

About Brian Fulmer

Brian is the owner of Crossroads Property Management Inc. (www.crossroadsproperty.com) He writes six blogs and has written two books. He also works with various missions around the world. His first love is Guatemala.
This entry was posted in Current Events and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s