A tree planted to honour Beatle George Harrison has been destroyed by actual beetles.

The George Harrison memorial tree was planted in Griffith Park, Los Angeles in 2004 following George’s death in 2001.

George, who owned a house in the Hollywood Hills, lived in his 120 room gothic mansion Friar Park in Henley-On-Thames in the UK. George was a compulsive gardener, personally looking after the extensive garden and water feature with his brothers Peter and Harry.

George’s son Dhani once commented that his father would regularly tender the garden until midnight using the moonlight and shadows to see things that were not so obvious during daylight.

Los Angeles councilman Tom LaBonge says a new tree will be planted to replace the one destroyed by the beetles.

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