Wednesday, 23 July 2014

George Harrison memorial eaten by beetles

actually spat tea across my screen when I saw this, from the Indy

A pine tree planted in Los Angeles to commemorate the late-Beatles star George Harrison has died – after being consumed by beetles.
Planted as a sapling in 2004 near the Griffith Observatory, the tree stood 10-feet high but died recently as a result of an insect infestation.
The Griffith Park and its observatory are popular tourist spots in LA, but the trees there have been plagued recently by ladybug and bark beetles, both of which can cause extensive damage.
LA councilman Tom LaBonge, who represents the area, told the LA Times that the tree would be replanted. The paper said Harrison, who had a well-developed sense of humour, "likely would have been amused by the irony".


Derek said...

A pine, eh? I guess they like Norwegian Wood.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Yeah, but why were you drinking tea?

Ben Jamin' said...

@ mw

As in "drinking tea" or in the 60s parlance "drinking tea" i.e smoking cannabis?

Which I believe GH quite enjoyed.

Hopefully, Sumo King does too. I'd be disappointed if he didn't.