Beetles kill Beatle's memorial tree


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#2

must have been this species


#3

Wow, meta. Also . . .

Trees in Griffith Park have occasionally been the victims of bark beetles and ladybug beetles, among other tree-unfriendly creatures.

“Ladybug” or “ladybird” beetles (the little red ones with black dots) are beneficial insects. They are not a problem for pine trees. In fact, young ladybirds will eat lots of aphids if you have them! Here’s a great article about different types of problems/help pines may have.

Bark beetles (a.k.a. pine beetles) are a problem, and can be treated with nematodes or pesticides. Right now in California, we have a serious problem with bark beetles. That’s because they attack stressed trees where the bark is weak and cracked. The extreme, continued drought has increased the numbers of bark beetles in this area. Here’s some more information about them.


#4

If you think that’s bad you should see the infestation at the Monkees’ memorial.


#5

LOL, yeah and The Who exhibit is becoming pretty confusing with all of the time travellers turning up.
Don’t even get me started on the memorial for The The.


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It’s the many Richey Edwards memorials that I have a problem with. All those Manic Street Preachers with their [Holy Bibles][1]

(hides before other Manics fans tear me to pieces)
[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holy_Bible_(album)


#7

Don’t forget about the horrible mess at the memorial for The Byrds.


#8

Alanis Morrissette is sooo jealous right now:


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http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/22/6574045/george-harrison-memorial-tree.html

YES!

Bee tells of Beetles killing Beatle’s memorial tree.


#10

Was just about to pass it to ya!


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Heh. Thought it would be too good to be true, but decided to check anyway.

Just wish they had given the reporter’s first name, and it had been “Bea”.


#12

You could never stop a Yes memorial anything.


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