The Tree That Might Have Inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' Has Died

Live Science | 6/18/2019 | Staff
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A Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) that is thought to have inspired the Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" has fallen, according to news reports.

And rather than going out with a "THWACK!" at the hands of a Super Axe Hacker, this zany tree fell down.

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The lone Monterey cypress tree, known to locals as the "Lorax tree," was visible to Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, from his mountaintop home in La Jolla, where he lived from 1948 until he died in 1991, according to the La Jolla website. It was at that mountain home that he wrote many of...
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