Paul McCartney Memorial Forest Planted in 1998 for Wife Linda Destroyed
Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:37:32
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The forest Sir Paul McCartney planted in memory of his late wife Linda, who was the love of his life, has been destroyed. Not by vandals but by disease that affects oaks. Nature sometimes sucks, right?
Linda died in 1998 after a battle with cancer. So Paul planted trees on the border of the estate he shared with her in Somerset, England. Sadly, the plants have been eradicated by phytophthora ramorum, or sudden oak death, which is a plant disease which has infected many of the trees in Linda's Wood. The disease spread and it has forced caretakers to cut the trees down. How sad and tragic.
The League Against Cruel Sports cared for the greenery and spokesperson Joe Duckworth told Telegraph that "Some of them were diseased and it was decided that the larch would be chopped down as a preventative measure. Lots of larch in the area are being chopped down."
What a bum out.
Should Paul McCartney create another tree memorial for his beloved late wife?