In a bizarre case of life imitating... something, a tree planted in honour of late Beatle George Harrison has come a cropper, courtesy of a plague of actual beetles.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the local monument - a 10-foot-tall pine planted in 2004m - was overcome by an infestation of insects.
George Harrison died in LA in 2001, after spending many of his final years there.
The tree's plaque remains in situ. It reads: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener," and includes a quote from one of George's gurus, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green."
A local councilman has promised a new tree will be planted soon.