Paul McCartney Reveals That George Harrison Gave Him A Special Tree
In a new interview, Paul McCartney opened up about a sentimental gift he received from his late Beatles bandmate, George Harrison! McCartney shared that Harrison gave him a tree, which he planted on his estate and talks to frequently. Find out more here!
Paul McCartney recently talked about a unique present he received from George Harrison! As People mentions, McCartney talked to NPR's All Things Considered earlier this month, sharing why the tree that Harrison gave him years ago is such a special gift!
McCartney shares that Harrison gifted him a fir tree
McCartney started off by explaining that his late Beatles bandmate had a green thumb, which is what led to the memorable gift! "George was very into horticulture, [he was] a really good gardener," he said during the radio interview, explaining that Harrison gifted him a plant of his own!
"He gave me [the] tree as a present. It's a big fir tree and it's by my gate," McCartney continued, referring to his East Sussex home. "As I was leaving my house [on the morning of Dec. 18], I got out of the car close the gate and looked up at the tree and said, 'Hi, George.' There he is, growing strongly..."
McCartney believes Harrison "has entered that tree"
McCartney also reminisced on a fond moment he shared with Harrison before his passing! "That takes me back to the time when I hitchhiked with him!" he exclaimed after mentioning the tree. The former Beatle also said that both of his late bandmates— Harrison and John Lennon— continue to have "an ever-present presence" in his life.
"It's lovely. He gave it to me, so I just planted it," McCartney went on to say of the fir tree he received from Harrison. "But then, as the years go by, every time I look at it I go, 'That's the tree George gave me.' George has entered that tree for me. I hope he's happy with that."
McCartney talked about Lennon's passing as well during an exclusive interview with CBS News earlier this month. He also released a new album, titled McCartney III, and shared what some of his favourite Beatles songs are during a conversation with Apple Music's Zane Lowe!