100-Year-Old La Jolla Tree that Inspired Dr Seuss' The Lorax Fell

The 100-year-old Monterey Cypress tree at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California, dubbed by many locals as "The Lorax Tree," which inspired the look for Dr. Seuss' Truffula trees, has fallen.

It's believed that Dr Seuss, real name Theodor Geisel, was able to see the tree from his La Jolla home while he was writing The Lorax in 1971. In The Lorax story, factories and industry were killing off the Truffula trees and causing destruction to the environment.

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