Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

0
0
Subscribe to George Harrison alerts

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 2004, three years after the musician's death.

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison in 1965 [Getty/Keystone]

Council officer Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that the tree had grown to more than 10 feet tall, but that an infestation of beetles had overwhelmed it. A new tree will be planted at a date yet to be announced.

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

It also quoted the singer-songwriting, who said: "For the forests to be green, each tree must be green."

George Harrison 1967George Harrison in 1967 [Getty/John Williams]

Harrison died in 2001, aged 58, from lung cancer. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. He was known to be a keen gardener.

Last year, a blue plaque was unveiled in London for Harrison and his fellow beatle John Lennon. The tribute at 94 Baker Street is the site of the now dissolved Apple Boutique clothing store.

More: John Lennon's jacket auctioned for $7,000

More: Post viral infection, Sir Paul McCartney proves he's fighting fit in New York

More: Ron Howard to direct The Beatles movie

 


Contactmusic

Tags: George Harrison - Beatles - John Lennon

0
0
Subscribe to George Harrison alerts
Advertisement

More George Harrison

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles'...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will...

Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at...

Advertisement

A Hard Days Night [Remastered] Trailer

In 1964, black and white music comedy 'A Hard Day's Night' was released, starring the world's most famous rock band The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul...

The Beatles: On Air Live At The BBC - Volume 2 Video

Nearly twenty years since the release of The Beatles' chart-topping compilation album 'Live At The BBC' featuring radio performances from 1963 to 1965, producers Kevin...

The Beatles Rarities Album To Be Released: 'On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2'

A new album from The Beatles will be released in November showcasing songs the Liverpool band recorded in the BBC's studios. The record, entitled On...

Let It Be: The Beatles Broadway Musical Opens Despite Copyright Lawsuit

Having played in the West End last year, the Beatles musical Let It Be opened on Broadway last night (24th July) in the midst of...

Advertisement

Comments

George Harrison Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on George Harrison

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All