In what might be one of the funniest twist of fates, a tree that was planted in memory of George Harrison has died after being infested with beetles.
Yes, beetles; we can’t make this stuff up.
The pine tree was planted at Los Angeles’ Griffith Park near the Griffith Observatory in 2004 as a tribute to the late Beatles guitarist who passed away three years before in 2001, in the city.
Sadly, the tree which was measured at 12 feet had been under siege by bark beetles and ladybug beetles. These same insects have also been responsible for attacks on other nearby trees.
“Trees in Griffith Park have occasionally been the victims of bark beetles and ladybug beetles, among other tree-unfriendly creatures,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
The LA Times also reports that councilman Tom LaBonge has promised that a new tree will be planted in its place to honor Harrison.
Funny enough, the plaque on Harrison’s tree read “For the forest to be green, each tree must be green.”
Apparently, those beetles beg to differ.