The Tree That Inspired “The Lorax” Has Fallen

The tree was located in Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California.

​The tree that inspired Dr. Seuss’s 1971 story “The Lorax” has fallen.

The tree was located in Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California where Theodor Seuss Geisel lived from 1948 until he died in 1991. According to CNN, Geisel could see the Monterey Cypress tree from his home.

Spokesman for the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department Tim Graham said there is “no definitive cause on why it fell.”

The city hopes to salvage large areas of the trunk in order to repurpose it. Most of the tree was removed on Friday.

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