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    Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:37:32

    Paul McCartney Memorial Forest Planted in 1998 for Wife Linda Destroyed - Disease took over

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    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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?

    —Katie Sheehan
    04.04.12



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