The Tree That Inspired Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ Has Fallen

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The tree that inspired Dr. Seuss’ 1971 children’s book “The Lorax” has fallen. The Monterey Cypress tree at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California, the community where author Theodor Seuss Geisel lived from 1948 until dying in 1991.

According to the city’s website, Geisel could see the tree from his mountaintop home.

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The tree was estimated to be around 80 to 100 years old, said Tim Graham, a spokesman for the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department. He said there is “no definitive cause on why it fell.”

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