The 10-ft-tall pine tree, planted in 2004, was meant to serve as a memorial to the great Beatles songwriter George Harrison but as fate as it, the tree was recently infested by actual beetles, the Los Angeles Times said. Harrison died in in LA at the age of 59 in 2001 and was cremated at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A plaque that accompanies the "George Harrison Tree" reads: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener." It also includes a quote from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green."
Both the tree and the Plaque were located near the city's famous Griffith Observatory, and Councilman Tom LaBonge says a new seed will be planted in its place very soon.