Today In Irony: Beatle George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By Beetles

Today in Irony is brought to you by beetles; more specifically, The Beatle’s guitarist George Harrison and the insects, beetles.

Loved Beatles and beetles, except for Ringo.

Harrison spent his final years living in Los Angeles, and after he passed away in 2001, a tree was planted at LA’s Griffith Park honoring the late musical legend who had a lifetime passion for gardening. The George Harrison Tree, a ten foot tall pine, was planted in 2004 and was adorned with a plaque that read:

“In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener.”

The quite one.

And now that tree has been eaten and killed by an infestation of beetles. I hope that if there is a memorial to Davy Jones of The Monkeys, it’s not someday covered in actual monkey poop.

If you wrote Here Comes The Sun, you would get a plaque too.

Did George Harrison ever do a cover version of Alanis Morissette’s 1995 smash hit Ironic?  Because that would be appropriate to crank right now. Don’t worry Beatles fans; LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge said that the George Harrison Tree will be replanted. Hopefully this time it is overrun only with Beatles and not beetles.

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