A tree planted to honor of the memory of the Beatles songwriter George Harrison has been killed by actual beetles. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the living local monument fell victim to an infestation of insects that couldn't be bested. According to Councilman Tom LaBonge, the 10-foot-tall pine planted in 2004 bit the dust only recently, and a new one will be planted in its stead shortly.
Why plant a freaking pine tree in the first place. They couldn't find a sturdy oak?
"It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon
"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family". ...Mother Teresa
"It's not the mountain before you, but the pebble in your shoe" ....or something like that