Tree planted in Los Angeles park in memory of George Harrison

A tree has been planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of George Harrison to replace one that was killed by a beetle infestation.

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City News Service says a yew pine honoring the late Beatles guitarist was planted Wednesday in Griffith Park on what would have been Harrison's 72nd birthday.

It was placed near the Griffith Observatory and replaces a Canary Island pine that was planted in 2004.

Harrison died in 2001.

A plaque near the tree site says it honors "a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and gardener."